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Canon EOS 400D User Manual

Canon EOS 400D User Manual

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  • Item Check List
  • Conventions Used in this Manual
  • Contents at a Glance
  • Handling Precautions
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Nomenclature
  • Getting Started
  • Recharging the Battery
  • Installing and Removing the Battery
  • Installing and Removing the CF Card
  • Mounting and Detaching a Lens
  • How to Shoot
  • Switching the LCD Monitor Screen
  • Menu Operations and Settings
  • Before You Start
  • Basic Shooting and Image Playback
  • 1 Fully Automatic Shooting
  • 1 Full Auto Techniques
  • 2 Shooting Portraits
  • 3 Shooting Landscapes
  • 4 Shooting Close-ups
  • 5 Shooting Moving Subjects
  • 6 Shooting Portraits at Night
  • 7 Disabling Flash
  • j Using the Self-timer
  • x Image Playback
  • Advanced Shooting Techniques
  • d: Program AE
  • Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN
  • Using the Built-in Flash
  • E: Changing the AF ModeN
  • 2Select the AF point
  • S Selecting the AF PointN
  • i Continuous ShootingN
  • 3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality
  • 3 Selecting a Picture StyleN
  • More Advanced Techniques
  • s: Action Shots
  • f: Changing the Depth of Field
  • a: Manual Exposure
  • 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE
  • Setting Exposure CompensationN
  • Setting exposure compensation
  • 3 Auto Exposure BracketingN
  • 3 Customizing the Picture StyleN
  • 3 Defining a New Picture StyleN
  • 3 Setting the Color SpaceN
  • A AE LockN
  • A FE LockN
  • B: Setting the White BalanceN
  • 3 White Balance CorrectionN
  • Preventing Camera Shake
  • Handy Features
  • 3 Silencing the Beeper
  • 3 CF Card Reminder
  • 3 Setting the Image Review Time
  • 3 Set the Auto Power-off Time
  • 3 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness
  • 3 File Numbering Method
  • 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images
  • B Checking Camera Function Settings
  • 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
  • 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically
  • 3 Setting Custom FunctionsN
  • 3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer
  • 3 Automatic Sensor Cleaning
  • 3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
  • 3 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual”N
  • Image Management
  • x Searching for Images Quickly
  • u/y Magnified View
  • 3 Rotating the Image
  • 3 Auto Playback
  • Displaying the Images on TV
  • 3 Protecting Images
  • L Erasing Images
  • Shooting information display
  • Shooting Information Display
  • Printing Images
  • Preparing to Print
  • wPrinting with PictBridge
  • A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct
  • Trimming the Image
  • Easy Printing
  • 3 Print Ordering
  • 3 Direct Printing with DPOF
  • Reference
  • External Speedlites
  • R Wireless Remote Control
  • Using a Household Power Outlet
  • Replacing the Date/Time Battery
  • Menu Settings
  • Function Availability Table
  • When Autofocus Fails
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Error Codes
  • Error code
  • System Map
  • Specifications
  • Index

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL is a highperformance, digital single-lens reflex camera with a 10.10-megapixel imaging sensor. The camera provides many features such as Picture Styles to enhance your photographic expression, fast autofocus for moving subjects, shooting modes for beginners as well as advanced users, and direct printing. Also, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit removes dust adhering to the sensor.

Get to know your camera while shooting
This manual explains how to shoot various subjects and scenes for both beginners and advanced users. With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take pictures as instructed and check the results. This is how you can learn to use the camera and better enjoy photography. To prevent botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings (p.10,11) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Test the Camera Before Using
After shooting, playback and check the image whether it has been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded on the card or be read by a personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

Web site to learn and enjoy photography
http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. The accessories included can also be checked in the System Map (p.164).
Camera: EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL
(includes eyecup, body cap, and installed battery for the date/time clock)

Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
(includes lens cap, dust cap) *Lens Kit only.

Power Source: Battery Pack NB-2LH (with protective cover) Charger: Battery Charger CB-2LW/CB-2LWE
*CB-2LW or CB-2LWE is included.

Power Cord for Battery Charger *For CB-2LWE. 2 Cables Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Video Cable VC-100 Strap: EW-100DBII (with eyepiece cover) 2 CD-ROMs EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (bundled software) Software Instruction Manual (PDF) Pocket Guide
Quick start guide to shooting.

EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL Instruction Manual
(this booklet)

Software Guide
Gives an overview of the bundled software and explains the software installation procedure.

Warranty Card of Camera Warranty Card of Lens *Lens Kit only.
* Be careful not to lose any of the above items. * The CF card (for recording images) is not included. Please purchase it separately.

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About the Symbols : Tip or advice for better shooting. * For explanatory purposes. dials. Basic Assumptions * All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch is already set to <1>. respectively after you let go of the button. The 3 icon indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the <M> button and changing the setting. the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S18-55mm f/3. The <0> icon indicates the SET button. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. In this manual.6 II lens. The <V> and <U> icons indicate the cross keys. : Problem-solving advice. the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons. and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.. 0. * It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default.. About (p. 4 .20).**) Indicates the reference page number. : Supplemental information.Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual The <6> icon indicates the Main Dial. The M icon on the upper right of the page indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p. 9 or 8 indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec.5-5. or 16 sec. 6 sec.

...........................................................................................................................48 Using the Self-timer..............................57 Continuous Shooting........................................................................................................................................................................................................44 Shooting Close-ups.....................................................................................................................................................34 Menu Operations and Settings...............................................................................................................60 Selecting a Picture Style ........................................................................28 Mounting and Detaching a Lens .....59 Setting the Image-Recording Quality ........................................56 Selecting the AF Point...............................................................................................37 3 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 39 4 Fully Automatic Shooting .................................................................................................................................................................................................................31 Switching the LCD Monitor Screen ............................................47 Disabling Flash.....................................................45 Shooting Moving Subjects......................................................................50 5 6 3 Advanced Shooting Techniques 51 7 Program AE...........53 Using the Built-in Flash ......................................................................3 Conventions Used in this Manual.....................................................................................................................................................30 How to Shoot..12 Quick Start Guide...........16 1 1 Getting Started 23 2 Recharging the Battery ...........................................49 Image Playback..................................................26 Installing and Removing the CF Card ...........................................43 Shooting Landscapes......................................................24 Installing and Removing the Battery .........................................................................................................................................................................52 Changing the ISO Speed ...............................................................................46 Shooting Portraits at Night ..................63 8 5 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................40 Full Auto Techniques ......................................................................................................................................................................35 Before You Start....................................................................4 Contents at a Glance .......14 Nomenclature..............................................................................................................8 Handling Precautions .............................Contents Introduction Item Check List ................................................................................54 Changing the AF Mode ..................................................................................................................42 Shooting Portraits...................

....... 74 Auto Exposure Bracketing ............. 85 Setting the White Balance ........... 101 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer ..................... 94 CF Card Reminder .................................................................................... 71 Automatic Depth-of-Field AE ............................... 78 Defining a New Picture Style .......................................................................... 94 Silencing the Beeper ........................................................... 95 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness ...................................................................................................................................... 73 Setting Exposure Compensation ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 90 5 Handy Features 93 Handy Features ............................................................................ 88 Preventing Camera Shake . 101 Setting Custom Functions ...................................................................... 83 AE Lock ...................... 76 Customizing the Picture Style......................................... 114 6 ......................................... 84 FE Lock ..................... 98 Checking Camera Function Settings........... 66 Changing the Depth of Field.......................................................................................... 72 Changing the Metering Mode ..................................................................................... 107 Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................................................................. 86 White Balance Correction............................................................................................................................................................ 94 Set the Auto Power-off Time .......... 112 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual” .............................. 81 Setting the Color Space .............................................. 111 Appending Dust Delete Data ........................................................... 96 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images.................................... 99 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings...................................................................................................................................................................................... 100 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ...................................................................................................Contents 4 More Advanced Techniques 65 Action Shots ..................................................................................................................................................... 94 Setting the Image Review Time .................................... 95 File Numbering Method ................... 68 Manual Exposure ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.............................129 Printing with PictBridge .......................................................................................................................166 Index ..........................Contents 6 Image Management 115 Searching for Images Quickly ............................................................................................................................................................................................................142 Easy Printing .....................................................176 6 7 8 7 ........................................156 Function Availability Table ....................................................................139 Trimming the Image .........................................................................158 When Autofocus Fails .......................................................................................164 Specifications ..........................................161 Error Codes........................................163 System Map ..............149 3 4 8 Reference 151 5 External Speedlites .........................................................................................................116 Magnified View............................................................................................................................................................................160 Troubleshooting Guide....................................................143 Print Ordering...............................119 Auto Playback .............................122 Erasing Images ...........................................................121 Protecting Images .............144 Direct Printing with DPOF ............132 Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................154 Replacing the Date/Time Battery ...................124 1 2 7 Printing Images 127 Preparing to Print ...........................................155 Menu Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................120 Displaying the Images on TV ..............................................................................................................152 Wireless Remote Control ................................................................................................................153 Using a Household Power Outlet ...............................................118 Rotating the Image..............................................................................................123 Shooting Information Display .............................................................................

60 (76.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.66 (s Shutter-priority AE) Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus p.64 (Monochrome) Make a large size print of the picture Take many pictures Take black-and-white or sepia photos 8 .40. 1) p.48 (Basic Zone modes) p. 54 (Flash photography) p. 83.68 (f Aperture-priority AE) Adjust the image brightness (exposure) p.39 . 86) p.63 (Selecting a Picture Style) p.60 (73. 46.49 (j Self-timer) Take a picture of myself in a group Freeze the action Take a blurred action shot p.74 (Exposure compensation) Shoot under low light Shoot without flash p.48 (7 Flash Off) p.43.71 (Bulb exposure) Photograph fireworks at night Image Quality Change the image effects p. 59 (i Continuous shooting) p.

56 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly p.103 (C.116 (H Index display) Prevent important images from accidental deletion p.57 (S AF point selection) p.123 (L Delete) p.95 (LCD Brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.50 (x Playback) p.122 (K Image protect) Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.127 (Direct printing) 9 .46.121 (Video OUT) p.Focusing Change the point of focus Select the AF point quickly Shoot a moving subject p.Fn-1-4) p.

• Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. or emits smoke or fumes. • If excessive heat. and fire. skin. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. connecting cables. changes color. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. keep at least 1 meter away. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging.40°C (32°F . do not exceed the recharging time. and explosions. and material damage. See a physician immediately. smoke. death. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. deforms. Be careful not to get burned in the process. heat generation. . remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. This is to prevent electrical shock. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. or clothing. disassemble. . It may cause an accident. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire.104°F).Do not short-circuit. . • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. chemical leakage. It may impair the person’s vision. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. remove it immediately. follow the safeguards below: . When using flash to photograph an infant. accessories. Also.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. • During the recharging. 10 . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. .Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. and clothing. It can cause blindness or skin problems. consult a physician immediately. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. If a child swallows the battery.Do not use any batteries. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. excessive heat. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. etc. and accessories not specified in this booklet. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. power sources.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). skin. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.

The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. check if it is allowed. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. follow the safeguards below: . benzene. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. . Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. cut. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Do not scratch. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. 11 . . or oily. Doing so may cause injury. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. humid. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. • Do not use paint thinner. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. If the surrounding is dusty. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may damage your vision. . the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Otherwise.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery.

Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. To prevent condensation. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. reflex mirror. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. do not use the camera. dry. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. CF card and battery from the camera. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. 12 . This is to avoid damaging the camera. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Even while the camera is in storage. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. For stubborn dirt. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. and focusing screen. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. If condensation forms on the camera. remove the lens. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. well-ventilated location. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. test all its functions before using the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. viewfinder. wipe with a well-wrung wet cloth. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If there is condensation. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth.

dusty. etc.99% effective pixels. Do not drop the CF card or subject it to vibration. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed.. CF Card The CF card is a precision device. However.01% or less pixels. or magnet. Lens Electrical Contacts After detaching the lens from the camera. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. They do not affect the images recorded. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. this is only temporarily and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. are not a malfunction. the images recorded on the CF card might be lost. Do not spill any liquid onto the CF card. speakers. Contacts 13 . If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Doing so can warp the cards and make them unusable. Do not store or use the CF card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Otherwise. Do not bend the card or subject it to any excessive force or physical shock. Do not store the CF card in hot. Doing so could damage the images recorded on them. or humid locations. Always store your CF cards in a case to protect the data stored on them.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not leave the CF card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Dead pixels displaying only black or red.

Set the power switch to <1>.26) To recharge the battery. (p. .30) When attaching an EF-S lens. For other lenses. align it with the white index on the camera. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 24. (p. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 For EF-S lens For EF l ens Insert the battery. align it with the red index. Attach the lens.30) Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card.31) The current camera settings appear on the LCD monitor. (p.28) Face the label side toward you and insert the end with the small holes into the camera. (p.

Quick Start Guide

6 7 8 9

Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.40)
All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.

Focus the subject. (p.33)
Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Press the shutter button halfway, and the camera will focus the subject.

Take the picture. (p.33) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Review the picture on the LCD monitor. (p.94)
The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.

The camera setting display on the LCD monitor turns off automatically when you put your eye near the eyepiece. To view images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.50). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.123).

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Nomenclature
The parts indicated in bold are used up to the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.31) Power lamp (p.31) Flash-sync contacts <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.33) Hot shoe (p.152) <V> Focal plane mark (p.45) Strap mount (p.22) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.54/104) EF Lens mount index (p.30) EF-S Lens mount index (p.30)

Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.55/49) Remote control sensor (p.153) Grip Mirror (p.91,114) Contacts (p.13) Lens mount

<D> Flash button (p.54) Terminal cover Lens release button (p.30)

Depth-of-field preview button (p.70) Lens lock pin

EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens
Focusing ring (p.58) Hood EW-60C (optional) mount Zoom ring Video OUT terminal (p.121) Remote control terminal (p.90) 58 mm filter thread (front of lens) Digital terminal (p.107,130) Focus mode switch (p.30) Lens mount index (p.30) Contacts (p.13)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.153) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.101) <l> Print/Share button (p.108/143) <B> Camera setting display on/off/ Info/Trimming orientation button (p.34,99/50,124/142) <M> Menu button (p.35) <C> Jump button (p.117) <x> Playback button (p.50) <L> Erase button (p.123) LCD monitor (p.34) <i/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.49,59) Tripod socket Access lamp (p.29) Cross keys (p.35) <WZ> ISO speed set button (p.53) <XB> White balance selection button (p.86) <Yq> <ZE> Metering mode selection button (p.73) AF mode selection button (p.56) CF card slot (p.28)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.31) <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button (p.71/74) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.84/85/116/118,142) <S/u> AF point selection/ Enlarge button (p.57/118,142)

CF card slot cover (p.28)

DC cord hole (p.154) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <0> Setting button/<A> Picture Style selection button (p.35/63)

CF card eject button (p.28)

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Nomenclature Camera Setting Display Shutter speed Shooting mode White balance Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom White balance correction Custom Function White balance bracketing Image-recording quality 73 Large/Fine 83 Large/Normal 74 Medium/Fine 84 Medium/Normal 76 Small/Fine 86 Small/Normal 731 RAW+Large/Fine 1 RAW Metering mode q Evaluative metering w Partial metering e Center-weighted average metering Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Aperture AEB ISO speed Flash exposure compensation Drive mode u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control Red-eye reduction Beeper Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Monochrome shooting AF mode X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing AF point selection Battery check zxcn The display will show only the settings currently applicable. 18 .

19 .Nomenclature Viewfinder Information AF point display indicator < > Focusing screen AF points <A> AE lock AEB in-progress <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/FEB in-progress <o> Focus confirmation light Max. Burst <2> White balance correction Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator <y> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (DbuSY) Aperture CF card full warning (FuLL CF) CF card error warning (Err CF) No CF card warning (no CF) The display will show only the settings currently applicable.

46) 6 : Night Portrait (p.45) 5: Sports (p.52) : Shutter-priority AE (p. Creative Zone These modes give you more control over the result. d s f a : Program AE (p.Nomenclature Mode Dial The Mode Dial has the Basic Zone modes and Creative Zone modes.43) 3: Landscape (p.71) 8 : Automatic Depth-of-field AE (p.47) 7: Flash Off (p. 1: Full Auto (p.68) : Manual exposure (p.40) Image Zone 2 : Portrait (p.72) Full Auto Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully automatic shooting for specific kinds of subjects.44) 4 : Close-up (p.66) : Aperture-priority AE (p.48) 20 .

50/60 Hz.Nomenclature Battery Charger CB-2LW Power plug Battery pack slot index Recharge lamp Battery pack slot This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.164).1 V DC) shown on the system map (p.8-8. Using such incompatible adapters may result in fire. or electrical shock. overheating. rated output: 7. 21 . Battery Charger CB-2LWE Battery pack slot Recharge lamp Power cord Power cord socket Do not use any AC adapters or compact power adapters other than the ones (rated input: 100-240 V AC.

Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. 22 .153) Eyepiece cover Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Corporation in the United States and other countries. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. (p. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.0 and Exif 2. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

1 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preliminary steps and basic camera operations.

Insert the prongs into a power outlet. flip out the battery charger’s prongs. 24 . As shown by the arrow. Battery pack slot index CB-2LW 3 For CB-2LWprongs and recharge Flip out the the battery. follow the above procedure in reverse. To detach the battery. Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. 2 Attach the battery’s front edge with the Align the battery charger’s index line. battery. When the battery is fully recharged. the recharge lamp will turn green. While pressing down the battery. CB-2LWE For CB-2LWE Connect the power cord and recharge the battery.Recharging the Battery 1 Remove the cover. Recharging starts automatically and the recharge lamp turns orange. It takes about 90 minutes to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery. slide it in the direction of the arrow.

Using it with a nonCanon battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. You can attach the cover in a different orientation to indicate whether the battery has been recharged or not.Recharging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Do not recharge the battery for longer than 24 hours (to avoid degrading the battery performance).104°F. In cold locations such as snowy areas. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. remove the battery. Replace the battery with a new one. When not using the camera. purchase a plug adapter for that country. an ambient temperature of 10°C . battery performance and operation time may temporarily decrease. Do not use the battery charger to recharge any battery other than Battery Pack NB-2LH. If the battery has been recharged. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s power level.30°C / 50°F . To attain best battery performance. attach the cover so that the battery-shaped hole < > is aligned over the blue seal on the battery. If the shape of the prongs is different. a small amount of power current is released. Store the battery with the cover attached. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Doing so can damage the battery charger. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. After recharging the battery.86°F is recommended. 25 . If the battery is exhausted. replace the battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Use the battery in an ambient temperature range of 0°C . An unused charged battery will still gradually lose its power over time. Do not attach any voltage transformer to the battery charger. Battery Pack NB-2LH is dedicated to Canon only. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz power source. attach the cover in the opposite orientation. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.40°C / 32°F .

Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing the Battery

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Open the battery compartment cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

2 Insert the battery. the battery Insert the end with
contacts. Insert the battery until it locks in place.

3 Close the cover.until it snaps shut. Press the cover

Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1> (p.31), the battery level will be displayed: z : Battery level OK. x : Battery level is slightly down, but adequate power remains. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. n : Battery must be recharged.

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Installing and Removing the Battery

Battery Life
Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F No Flash 500 370

[Approx. number of shots]

Shooting Conditions 50% Flash Use 360 280

The figures above are based on a fully-charged NB-2LH and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing criteria. The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions. Pressing the shutter button halfway for long periods or operating only the autofocus can also reduce the number of possible shots. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Using certain lenses can reduce the number of possible shots.

Removing the Battery

1

Open the battery compartment cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

2 Remove the battery. lever as shown Slide the battery lock
by the arrow and remove the battery. To prevent shorting, be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.

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Installing and Removing the CF Card
The captured image is recorded onto the CF card (optional). Although the thickness is different between the Type I and Type II CF cards, either one can be inserted into the camera. The camera is also compatible with Microdrive (hard disk-type) and CF cards with 2 GB or higher capacity.

Installing the Card

1
Label side

Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.

the CF 2 Insertshown incard. As the illustration, face
the label side toward you and insert the end with the small holes into the camera. Inserting the CF card in the wrong way may damage the camera. The CF card eject button will stick up.

CF card eject button

3 Close the cover.and slide it in the Close the cover
direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. When you set the power switch to <1>, the number of remaining shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
Shots remaining The shots remaining depends on the remaining capacity of the CF card, image recording quality, ISO speed, etc.

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or erased on the CF card. the image number might not start from 0001.. it will prevent shooting without a CF card. · Opening the CF card slot cover. (p. the CF card.96) If a CF card-related error is displayed. Compared to CF cards.. If you use a such a card.94) 29 . do not do any of the following. On the menu. · Removing the battery. if you set [z Shoot w/o card] to [Off]. Make sure the access lamp is off. then open the cover. Press The CF card will come out. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. Check that “Recording. be careful not to subject the camera to vibration or physical shock especially while recording or displaying images. 2 Removethe CF card eject button. Doing so may damage the image data. Set the power switch to <2>. · Shaking or banging the camera around. read. see page 38. Close the cover. A blinking access lamp indicates that data is being transferred. It may also damage the CF card or camera.Installing and Removing the CF Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. written. (p. hard disk-type memory cards are more vulnerable to vibration and physical shock.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. If the CF card already contains recorded images.

EF lens mount index lens. 2 Attach theEF-S lens with the camera’s Align the white EF-S lens mount index and turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it clicks in place. autofocus will not operate. 30 . When attaching or detaching the lens. lens. Turn the lens until it stops. turn the lens as shown by the arrow. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. align the lens with the red EF lens mount index.Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens 1 EF-S lens mount index Remove the caps. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 4 Remove the front lens cap. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow. When attaching a lens other than an EF-S lens. then detach it. take care to prevent dust from entering the camera through the lens mount.

31 . just press the shutter button. When the power switch is turned on or off. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. optional) is recommended. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [c Auto power off] setting.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the CF card finishes recording the image.. Turn the knob left or right so that the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. the < > icon is displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate that self-cleaning sensor system is operating. you can see a sharp viewfinder image even without eyeglasses. To turn on the camera again. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.95) If you set the power switch to <2> while the image is being recorded to the CF card. Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. and the camera turns on. Set to this position when not using the camera. [Recording .. Adjusting the Viewfinder Image By adjusting the viewfinder to suit your eyesight. (p. <2>: The camera is off and does not operate. <1> : The power lamp lights. To save battery power.How to Shoot Power Switch The camera can operate only after the power switch is turned on. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types.

How to Shoot Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Put your eye over the viewfinder as close as possible (the LCD monitor turns off). 5. 3. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Hold the camera grip with your right hand. 2. Hold the bottom of the lens barrel with your left hand. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting Holding the Camera 1. Put one foot slightly forward to further steady your body. * The LCD monitor cannot be used as a viewfinder for shooting. 32 . Steadying the Camera 4. Press your arms and elbows toward the front of your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your index finger on your right hand. 6.

How to Shoot

Shutter Button
The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

Pressing halfway
This activates autofocusing (AF) and automatic exposure (AE) that sets the shutter speed and aperture. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder. (0)

Pressing completely
This releases the shutter and takes the picture.

Preventing Camera Shake Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake, note the following: · Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. · Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then press the shutter button completely.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. No matter what state the camera is in (image playback, menu operation, image recording, etc.), you can return to shooting instantly just by pressing the shutter button halfway (except during direct printing and while the direct image transfer screen is displayed).

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Switching the LCD Monitor Screen
The LCD monitor can display the camera settings screen, menu screen, image, etc.

Camera Settings
Displayed when the camera is turned on. When your eye goes to the viewfinder eyepiece, the display-off sensor turns off the LCD monitor automatically. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below, you can instantly return to the camera settings screen (shown on the left) by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off.
If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses, the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. In such a case, press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If a fluorescent light is nearby, the LCD monitor might turn off. If this happens, take the camera away from the fluorescent light.

Menu Screen

Captured Image

Appears when you press the <M> button. Press the button again to display the camera settings.

Displays when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to display the camera settings.

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Menu Operations and Settings
By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image recording quality, the date/time, LCD monitor brightness, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <S> cross keys, and <0> button on the camera back.

<M> button <C> button LCD monitor

<0> button <S> Cross keys

Shooting 2 menu* Shooting 1 menu Tab

Playback menu Set-up 1 menu Set-up 2 menu

Menu items

Menu settings

* The [m] tab is not displayed in Basic Zone shooting modes such as Full Auto. Icon Color Red Blue Yellow Category Description

z/m x c/b

Shooting menu Shooting-related menu Playback menu Image playback-related menu Set-up menu Camera’s basic function settings

To change the menu tab, press the <C> button. When a Basic Zone mode is set, there are menu items which will not be displayed. You can also use the <6> dial to select menu items or playback images. A list of menu functions is on page 156.

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menu item. you can also press the <U> key to select a tab. 4 Select the menu setting. tab. then press <0>. 36 .) the setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. <0> to menu. 2 Select athe <C> button to select a Press menu tab. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. If the tabs are highlighted. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return to Press the camera setting display. key to Press the <V> or <U> select the setting. 5 SetPress desiredset it.Menu Operations and Settings Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 3 Select athe <V> key to select the Press menu item. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

to select the the <U> key date or time number. select [Language]. set the correct date and time. the the <S> key to select desired language.Before You Start 3 Choose the Interface Language 1 Select [Language]. If necessary. then press <0>. the 2 SetPress date and time. then press <0>. The Language screen will appear. 1 Select [Date/Time]. Under the [c] tab. The Date/Time screen will appear. Press the <V> key to select the correct numeral. the 2 SetPress desired language. 3 Setting the Date and Time Check if the camera’s date and time are set correctly. select [Date/ Time]. 37 . The language will change. It is important to set the correct date/time because it will be recorded together with each captured image. then press <0>. Press <0> to confirm the date/time and return to the menu. Under the [b] tab.

38 . Select [OK]. Even protected images will be erased. Remove and reinstall the CF card. select [Format]. Keep this in mind when giving the memory card to another person or discarding it.Before You Start 3 Formatting the CF Card For a new CF card or a CF card previously formatted by another camera or personal computer. When the card is formatted. If the error persists. The CF card’s capacity displayed on the card format screen may be lower than the capacity indicated on the card. Under the [c] tab. if you can transfer all the images in the CF card to a personal computer. If necessary. then press The CF card will be formatted (initialized). destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being stolen. The card may then return to normal. format the card with this camera. <0>. 2 Format the CF card. When the formatting is completed. only the file management information is changed. there is a problem with the CF card. The actual data is not completely erased. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. The confirmation dialog will appear. When discarding the card. the menu will reappear. transfer the recorded data to a personal computer before formatting the card. then press <0>. use a different CF card. transfer all the images and then format the card. Or. If a CF card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Formatting a CF card will erase everything in the card. 1 Select [Format].

The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. Also. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. With the Basic Zone modes.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically. 2 Full Auto Ba s ic Zone 39 . camera settings cannot be changed in the Basic Zone modes.

2 Aim any AF point over the subject. If the built-in flash has popped up. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. At the same time. 40 . push it back down with your fingers. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 3 Focus the subject. If necessary. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.1 Fully Automatic Shooting AF point 1 Set the Mode Dial to <1>. and Press the shutter button the lens will move to focus. and focus will generally be achieved at the AF point covering the closest object. All the AF points will operate. the built-in flash will popup automatically. halfway. Focus confirmation light picture.

The subject was too close to the camera.3 feet away from the camera. 4 meters/13.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. When flash was used. When I focus the subject and then zoom up and take the picture. the flash popped up. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3. Although flash was used. and a shadow was created by the lens. Aim the AF point over a part having good contrast between light and dark.1 feet away. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. the focus looks soft. (The focus confirmation light <o> also does not light. you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. do it before focusing. Set the focus mode switch to <AF>. Pressing the shutter button halfway will not focus the subject.1 Fully Automatic Shooting FAQ The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. The subject was too far away. If a hood (optional) has been attached to the lens. the picture came out dark. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. To assist the autofocusing. the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. The beeper continues to beep softly. then press the shutter button halfway. It is effective up to approx. As long as the AF point covering the desired subject flashes. remove it before taking the flash picture. 41 . you can take the picture. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light. For a backlit subject. (p. the flash may pop up to help reduce harsh shadows on the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus). The subject should be within 5 meters/16.) While the beeper is beeping. This is called AF-assist beam. the camera does not focus. In low light. the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Although it is daylight. If you want to zoom.4 feet from the camera. move away and try again.160) If you are too close to the subject.

1 Full Auto Techniques Recomposing the Shot Depending on the scene. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode. the focus will be locked. the AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. Shooting a Moving Subject In the <1> (Full Auto) mode. This is called focus lock. the focusing will be continuous. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject. press the shutter button completely. 42 . position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus. When you want to take the picture. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5>).

(Approx. 43 . dark background.2 Shooting Portraits The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red. If you have a zoom lens. the more blurred the background will look. Shooting Tips The further the distance between the subject and background. you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. If you hold down the shutter button. 3 shots/sec. The further the distance between the subject and background.) If necessary. the better. use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain. Focus the face. Move in closer if necessary. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Use a telephoto lens.

For night scenes. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharp than with <1> (Full Auto). use a tripod to prevent camera shake. this mode is also good for night scenes. When using a zoom lens.47) 44 . (p. Shooting night scenes. and to have everything in focus from near to far.3 Shooting Landscapes Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery. This will have objects near and far in focus. It also adds breadth to landscapes. use the wide-angle end. night scenes. set the Mode Dial to <6> and use a tripod. better than at the telephoto end. Since the built-in flash will be disabled.

. etc. If you have a zoom lens. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. Under low light. 45 . If you are too close to the subject. To make small things appear much larger. use the telephoto end. A simple background makes the flower. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Some lenses have indications such as <40. the built-in flash will fire. stand out better. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Move to the subject as close as possible. Shooting Tips Use a simple background.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close.28m/0. With a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark (due to the lens barrel obstructing the flash). use a macro lens (optional). move away from the subject. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.9ft>.

use the <5> (Sports) mode. During autofocusing. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect. While holding down the shutter button. the beeper will continue beeping softly. If focus cannot be achieved. Hold the camera steady and shoot.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject whether it be a child running or an auto race. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the lower left will blink. press the shutter button completely. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. approx. continuous shooting (max. Aim the center AF point over the subject. 46 . Use the center AF point to focus. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 3 shots per sec.

4 feet from the camera. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. set it to the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Under low light. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will flash after the picture is taken. If the self-timer is also used. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). For night scenes. If you use a zoom lens. 47 . use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.

Shooting Tips If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. he or she might look blurred in the picture. the person must not move until the picture is taken. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Under low light. If you have a zoom lens. Taking portraits without flash. use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. 48 . This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to obtain the candlelight effect.7 Disabling Flash In places where flash photography is prohibited. take care to prevent camera shake. use the wide-angle end to reduce blur due to camera shake. If the person moves during the exposure.

1 Press the <iQ> button. 49 . The beeper will sound. press the <iQ> button. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. The self-timer can be used in any shooting mode. 3 Take thethe subject and press the Focus shutter button completely. Two seconds before the picture is taken. Use a tripod when you use the self-timer. later. 2 Select <Q>.j Using the Self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture.42) for an object at about the same distance as where you will be. Cancelling the self-timer Press the <iQ> button and press the <U> key to select a mode other than <Q>. the LCD monitor counts down the seconds until the picture is taken. the self-timer lamp will blink. Press the <U> picture. Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. the beeping will be faster and the selftimer lamp will stay on. and the shot will be taken about 10 sec. key to select <Q>. use focus lock (p. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. During the self-timer operation. Doing so will throw off the focus.

x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. For more details on image playback methods. Press the <B> button to switch the display format. 1 Playback the image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to return to Press the camera setting display. 125. image. Single image display (with basic info) Shooting information display Single image display (no shooting info) * For more details on shooting information. press the <Z> key. When you press the <x> button. see pages 124. 50 . press the <Y> key. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. the last captured image will be displayed. image playback. see page 115.

most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed to prevent spoiled shots. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain the standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. 3 51 . * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 158.Advanced Shooting Techniques In the Basic Zone modes. you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

6 is 80 so the reciprocal of 1/ 80) is the minimum shutter speed required to prevent camera shake. on the LCD monitor. Shooting Tips Check the shutter speed in the viewfinder.53) or use flash (p. When you press the shutter button halfway.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. the bottom of the viewfinder will display the shutter speed from 30" to 4000 (30 . either increase the ISO speed (p. if the lens focal length is 55mm. A slower shutter speed is more likely to result in camera shake. the exposure setting will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. In low light. decrease the ISO speed. 2 Take thethe subject and press the Focus shutter button completely.1/ 4000 sec. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). This is called Program AE. In bright light. The darker it is.54).53) or use the flash (p. In very low light or very bright light. As a general rule.). The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. picture. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. 55 x 1. either increase the ISO speed (p. If the shutter speed is slower than this. the lower the number (slower shutter speed) will be. as shown in the figure. The program can be shifted. if the shutter speed is slower (lower number) than the reciprocal of the lens focal length multiplied by 1.54). 52 .6 (For example.

The flash range will also be longer. high ISO speeds. 53 . or long exposures may cause irregular colors in the image. The effective range of the flash will also increase. select the Press the <S> key to desired ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (imaging sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. For example. High temperatures. 2 Select the ISO speed. when you increase the ISO speed (higher number) for low light. camera shake is less prone to occur than with the Basic Zone modes.400 to match the respective light level. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100/200 400/800 1600 Normal (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies. the ISO speed will be set automatically within ISO 100 . With ISO 800 or 1600. In the Basic Zone modes. [ISO speed] will appear. 1 Press the <WZ> button. then press the shutter button halfway. a faster shutter speed can be used and camera shake will be less prone to occur. evening Night or dark indoors See page 54 Flash Range Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in slightly grainy images.

3 1 . If you press the shutter button halfway and “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder (and [BUSYD] on the LCD monitor).9.4 / 3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. 3 Effective Flash Range ISO speed 100 200 400 800 1600 Take the picture.6 / 3.2 / 3.4.3 .6 / 3.5.4 1 .5-5. In the <d> mode. While the flash is recycling. the flash will fire for the picture.3 / 3.12.6.3 1 .5 1 .1 1 .3 .10.6 IS USM Wide angle: 18mm Telephoto: 55mm Wide angle: 17mm Telephoto: 85mm 1 . [Approx. low light.9 1 .48.3 .3 .3 .3.7. wait until the display turns off.2 1 . button halfway.2. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.3 .3 .7 1 .4.3 .7.6 / 3.8 1 .3 .8 1 .30.3 / 3.3 .1 1 .15.4 1 .10. You can then use flash again.3 . In Creative Zone modes.21.3 .9 / 3.13.Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.21.7 / 3.6 II EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.3 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.17.2.3 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.30.5 If you shoot 20 images with flash at short intervals.1 1 .5 1 .15. This is to protect the flash unit.3.10. 54 .9. When focus is achieved and you press the shutter button completely.6 / 3.3 .3 .3 / 3.10.0 / 3.5 / 3.3 / 3.14. 1 Press the <D> button.1 1 . .15.3 .7. or backlit conditions.6 / 3.3 . the flash might stop operating. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 1 .9.3 .5 / 3.3 .3 / 3.6.3 / 3.4.8 1 .3 / 3.6.3.3. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. just pop-up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.30.7 1 .1/200 sec.7 1 .3 / 3.34.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.42. in meters / feet] EF-S18-55mm f/3.21.24.

Red-eye reduction can be set in any shooting mode except <3> <7> <5>. Hold the camera as still as possible or use a tripod. A higher ISO speed increases the effective range or distance of the flash. decrease the ISO speed. increase the ISO speed. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. 55 . the picture will be taken. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks in bright light. then press <0>. Shooting without the built-in flash. Then when you press the shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. For best results. and when you go closer to the subject. the viewfinder display on the bottom right will gradually turn off. If the lens hood (optional) is attached or if you are too close to the subject. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies from subject to subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Set it to [On]. For important shots.3 feet away from the subject. select [Red-eye On/Off] and press <0>. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). when the room is well lit. Shooting under low light can cause blur due to camera shake. Under the [z] tab. the bottom portion of the picture might turn out dark. In bright light. take the picture after this display turns off.Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. decrease the ISO speed.

When you press the shutter button halfway. [AF mode] will appear. animals. and sports. Then if the subject starts to move. Selecting the Best AF Mode One-Shot AF Ideal for still subjects and snapshots.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can change the AF mode to suit different subjects such as group photos. 2 Select the AF mode. the camera switches to AI Servo AF and focuses continuously. such as animals. AI Servo AF Geared for sports photography and other moving subjects. AI Focus AF This is for subjects moving unpredictably. the subject. the focus will be locked. 1 Press the <ZAF> button. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the focus and exposure setting will be adjusted continuously. You can then recompose the shot if desired. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 56 . the camera will focus only once. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus in the same way as One-Shot AF. When you press the shutter button halfway. * AI stands for Artificial Intelligence.

<s>. all the AF points are active. 1 Press the <S> button. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. automatic AF point selection will be set. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 2 Select the AF point. Therefore. and <a> modes.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. When all AF points light up. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. <f>. With the <d> (Program AE).S Selecting the AF PointN In the Image Zone modes. While looking at the viewfinder. (9) The selected AF point is indicated on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the subject. the camera sometimes may not the focus the subject you want. Generally. 57 .

If it is difficult to focus. select and use the center AF point. The center AF point focuses the best among the nine AF points. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. Also. To make it easier to focus a moving subject.8. with a fast lens from f/1. <MF> stands for Manual Focus. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If you focus the eyes first. the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. 58 . If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.0 to f/2. First use the center AF point to focus. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. 2 Focus the subject. <AF> stands for Auto Focus. high-precision focusing takes effect with the center AF point. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.

2 Select <i>. can be taken. Flash can also be used. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. Since the flash will require recharging time.i Continuous ShootingN Up to about 3 shots per sec. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode to match the subject. If “buSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. wait a few seconds before resuming. 1 Press the <iQ> button. Press the <U> Take the picture. 59 . 3 The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. key to select <i>. This indicates that the camera’s buffer memory is full and shooting cannot continue. When you press the shutter button halfway and “buSY” is not displayed. Moving subject: When AI Servo AF is set. you can start shooting again. the continuous shooting speed may become slower depending on the subject and the lens used. This is effective for shooting your child running toward you and capturing the different facial expressions. Still subjects: When One-Shot AF is set. In the AI Servo AF mode.

1 million Possible Shots 128 248 215 409 374 708 48 26 Paper size A3 (42x29.) A4 (29. 14. * Applies to a 512MB CF card. Under the [z] tab. Set it to the desired recording quality such as [73].3 million Approx.0in. then press <0>. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Medium quality Low quality High quality Pixels Approx. Select the recording quality while thinking about the capacity of the CF card to be used.9in. 60 .8x10cm/5.0x5.) 76 86 73 83 1 74 1+73 84 17. Select the image-recording quality.8x12. Note that the recording quality will also affect the number of shots the CF card can record. The figures (**** x ****) displayed on the upper right is the actual pixel count (horizontal x vertical) for the respective quality setting. 10.7x21cm/ 11. * Except for the 1 mode.3in.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality Set the recording quality to suit the intended image size for printing.5 million Approx. select [Quality] and press <0>.7cm/7. 5.7in.7cm/16. 2.8x3. Also see “Guide to Imagerecording Quality Settings” below and “FAQ” on the next page.7x8.5x11. 10. etc. [Quality] will be displayed.1 million Approx. the JPEG is used to record the image in all the recording-quality modes.

For example. select the highest image quality 73. Be careful not to shoot without a CF card in the camera. Depending on the shooting conditions. and the number of shots you plan to take. 4. 7 (Fine) and 8 (Normal) indicate the image quality based on the data compression rate. 7. but more images can be saved to the CF card. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. you might be able to take fewer shots than indicated. Or. the number normally indicated as “9” on the bottom right of the viewfinder will display a lower number. 1: 10 shots. For details. If it will be A4 size. the image quality will be slightly lower. When the maximum burst is 8 or lower. What is the shooting capacity with CF cards other than 512MB? Format the CF card and check the number of possible shots on the LCD monitor. 1+73: 8 shots. Note that this number will also be displayed even when no CF card is installed in the camera. 6. In other image-recording quality modes. If 8 is selected. How large is the file size of one image? See “File size” on page 166. 4: Medium. 3: Large. the maximum burst will be higher than 73.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality FAQ What’s the difference between 3. the image-recording quality other than 1 and 1+73 can be selected. select 83. Set the recording quality in both the Basic Zone and Creative Zone modes respectively. Can the image-recording quality also be selected in the Basic Zone modes? Yes. 4. Which recording quality is recommended? You have to take into consideration the capacity of the CF card. How many shots can be taken continuously? (Maximum burst) 73: 27 shots. 61 . Or if you use a 256MB CF card to shoot 80 shots and want to print on A3-size or larger paper. When do I use the 1 mode? RAW images require processing with your personal computer. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. and 6 indicate the image size. select 74. the size of the paper for printing the image. The 7 image has higher image quality. and 6: Small. The possible shots displayed is only an estimate. if you use a 512MB CF card to take 100 shots. and 8? 3.

you can use the software to change the Picture Styles (see next page) freely to create various versions of the same image: Landscape-type colors. if you took the picture with the wrong white balance (explained in Chapter 4). they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with RAW. About 1+73 1+73 records both a RAW image and JPEG image with a single shot. Although RAW images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. and the 73 image’s extension is “JPG”.JPG 62 . RAW is effective when you want to create your own art or shoot an important subject. monochrome. you can view it as is on a personal computer without the bundled software or print it as is. Note that RAW images will not work with direct printing or DPOF.CR2 0001. With 1+73. The RAW image’s extension is “CR2”. For example. Also. The two images are saved to the CF card. You can distinguish between them with the image type or extension. or even sepia toning. the two images are saved with the same file number in the same folder. you can change the white balance without degrading the image quality. 1 image 73 image 0001.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw data before it is made into a 73 and other images. with a RAW image. Since the 73 image is recorded as a processed image.

Press <0> and [Picture Style] will appear. Portrait For nice skin tones. Landscape For vivid blues and greens. The image looks slightly sharp and crisp.79). you can adjust the skin tone. Press the <V> key to select the desired Picture Style. picture. Effective for impressive landscapes. sharp. 2 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Effective for close-ups of women or children. 1 Select [Picture Style]. and crisp.3 Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. By changing the [Color tone] (p. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Neutral This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. and very sharp and crisp images. you can obtain the desired image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Picture Style Effects Standard The image looks vivid. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. 63 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. For natural colors and subdued images.

Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. The image is dull and subdued. [Landscape]. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. etc. Monochrome For black-and-white photos. 64 .81) for [Portrait]. 1-3 You can register your own Picture Style settings (p. User Def. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. the black-and-white photo cannot be reverted to color. When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200K. Other than with RAW.3 Selecting a Picture StyleN Faithful This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. When [Monochrome] is selected. <0> will appear on the LCD monitor.

starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. 4 65 . all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. Except for <8>.More Advanced Techniques This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The second half of this chapter.

“0"5” indicates 0. About the Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. picture. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the desired shutter speed.5 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. * <s> stands for Time value. Also. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 66 .s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. However. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. and “15"” is 15 sec. Frozen action Blurred action 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>.

Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the imaging sensor).s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Use a slow shutter speed such as 1/5 sec. to 1/15 sec. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/60 sec. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If you use a telephoto lens. 67 . to 1/4000 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. the lowest aperture value will blink. to 1/250 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/500 sec. If this happens. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. to 1/200 sec. If this happens. Using the Built-in Flash The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set automatically. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. The flash sync speed can be set from 30 sec. If the exposure will be too bright. If the exposure will be too dark. the highest aperture value will blink.

the desired aperture. picture. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. Blurred background Sharp foreground and background 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 68 . About the Aperture Display The larger the f/number. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. 2 SetThe higher the aperture value. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the smaller the aperture opening will be.

Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the 30" (30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. 69 .) shutter speed display will blink. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. In such cases. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture value or increase the ISO speed. On the other hand. you need not set a high aperture value to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the imaging sensor). the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. but also the lens and subject distance. the 4000 (1/4000 sec. A higher aperture value will make the shutter speed slower. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If the picture will be too bright.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using a high aperture value. If the picture will be too dark. If this happens.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. And the closer the subject. the narrower the depth of field. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture value or decrease the ISO speed. Under low light.

The shutter speed will set automatically between 30 sec. Then turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture value and see how the depth of field changes. speed in Av mode] (p. access the [b Custom Function (C. to suit the scene’s brightness. (fixed)]. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. When you want to see the effect of the current depth of field. If you are handholding the camera. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.1/ 200 sec.104) and set it to [1/200sec. 70 . look at the viewfinder. . the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Using a tripod is recommended. In low light.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. To prevent slow-speed sync. Depth-of-Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the current aperture setting. You can check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. select the lowest aperture value and while holding down the depth-of-field preview button.

the image will look rough or grainy. noise reduction] (p. * <a> stands for Manual. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 71 . It can be used to photograph fireworks. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. The flash sync speed can be set at bulb. If you press the <B> button during the bulb exposure. or from 30 sec. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. You can reduce this noise by setting the [b Custom Functions (C. With flash. etc. To set the shutter speed. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. to 1/200 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To set the aperture. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. turn the <6> dial. the exposure level mark will move. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>. You can decide which exposure level to set. the elapsed exposure time will be displayed. Exposure level mark Bulb Exposures In step 2. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial left to set <BULB>.103) to [Auto] or [On].

All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. it means that the subject is too bright. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. I want to use flash. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. however. The exposure is correct. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. 3 Take the picture. A slow shutter speed has been set. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. it means that the subject is too dark. Either use a wide-angle lens or move further away from the subjects. Decrease the ISO speed. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Increase the ISO speed. Flash can be used. Use a tripod. 72 . This mode sets the depth of field automatically. The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. FAQ The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. the subject. (0) All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus.

e Center-weighted average metering This is for advanced users for obtaining the correct exposure for backlit subjects and other scenes using appropriate exposure compensation. When you press the shutter button halfway. This need not be changed unless you really want to. 1 Press the <YQ> button. 73 . q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. w Partial metering This is effective for backlit subjects when the light surrounding the subject is strong. The gray area in the left figure is where the metering is weighted to obtain the standard exposure.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode is the method of measuring the brightness of the subject. evaluative metering is set. [Metering mode] will appear. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. the Press the <U> key to select desired metering mode. 2 Select the metering mode. In the Basic Zone modes. the selected metering mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.Setting Exposure CompensationN When you photograph a white or black subject (such as clothing). set the exposure compensation and take the picture again. Making it brighter Making it darker As shown in the figure. reset the exposure compensation to zero. Making it darker Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. the white might turn out darker and the black might look lighter. The exposure compensation setting will not be automatically canceled when you turn off the camera. Making it brighter Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. Setting exposure compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. To obtain the desired color shade. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. You can also set the exposure compensation to create bright or dark images as desired. After taking the picture. Exposure is dark Exposure compensation made it brighter 74 . This feature can be used in the Creative Zone modes (except <a>). After taking the picture.

then press <0>. 75 . When you press the shutter button halfway. press the <Z> key. the <y> icon on the LCD monitor will change to <C>. To make the flash exposure brighter. do step 2 to reset the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. select [Flash exp comp]. Or to make it darker. press the <Y> key. the <y> icon and flash exposure compensation amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor and the <y> icon will appear in the viewfinder. Under the [m] tab. The flash exposure compensation amount will not be displayed. After taking the picture. 2 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the main subject does not come out as desired. A bright flash exposure Flash exposure compensation making it darker When you set flash exposure compensation with an external Speedlite. After setting the flash exposure compensation amount. 1 Select [Flash exp comp]. press <0>. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites.

This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard. picture. select [AEB]. the <h> icon and AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. and increased exposure. the 2 SetPress AEB amount. Standard exposure Making it darker (Decreased exposure) Making it brighter (Increased exposure) 1 AEB amount Select [AEB]. You can then choose the best exposure. 76 . decreased. to set the AEB the <U> key amount. Under the [m] tab.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots as shown below.

change lenses. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to set the AEB amount to < >. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously. or replace the CF card. and increased exposure. decreased. and increased exposure. AEB cannot be used with flash. the shots can be bracketed with decreased and increased exposures. If <i> (p. 77 . the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard. obtain flash-ready.59) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Using AEB with exposure compensation. Based on the exposure compensation amount. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard. AEB will also be canceled automatically if you set the power switch to <2>. With the self-timer or remote control. replace the battery. Using AEB with the self-timer or remote control. decreased. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting.

Style. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. see page 80.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN You can customize the Picture Style by changing the individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. then press <0>. The Detail set. To see the resulting effects. 3 Select the parameter. then press <0>. 78 . select [Picture Style]. Any settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. screen will appear.to adjust the Press the <U> key parameter as desired. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 4 Adjust the parameter. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. 2 Select the Picture Style. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameter.to select the Press the <V> key parameter such as [Sharpness]. then press Select the Picture the <C> button. Under the [m] tab. take test shots. To customize [Monochrome].

the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the plus end. Or follow step 1 on page 63 to select a Picture Style. To increase the contrast. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. the blander the image will look. To make it less sharp. The closer it is to F. set it toward the minus end. the lighter the colors will look. The closer it is to G. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. set it toward the F end. the softer the image will look. By selecting [Default set. To make it sharper.]. To make the skin tone less red. To increase the color saturation. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to E. To apply the adjusted Picture Style.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN Parameters Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameters. To decrease the color saturation. 79 . set it toward the plus end. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to H. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. The closer it is to H. set it toward the minus end. the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to G. the more saturated the colors will look. To make the skin tone redder. follow step 2 to select the desired Picture Style and press the <M> button. The closer it is to H.

you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look quite dark. The blue sky will look more natural. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Sample effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Setting the [Contrast] to the plus side will make the filter effect more pronounced. The sunset will look more brilliant.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Toning effect By applying a toning effect. Filter effect With a Filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green] 80 . It can make the image look more impressive. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Skin tones and lips will look fine.

1 Select [Picture Style]. You can set and save up to three Picture Styles whose parameters such as sharpness and contrast can be adjusted as desired. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. If you have a Picture Style already set with the provided software.3 Defining a New Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. Under the [m] tab. 2 Select [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. select [Picture Style]. 1/2/3].key to select [User Press the <V> Def. 3 Press <0>. select it here. You can also select a Picture Style already set with the provided software.]. then press <0>. The Detail set. screen will appear. Style] selected. Style. adjust its parameters as desired and register it in User Defined 1 to 3. 81 . then press the <C> button.

Or follow step 1 on page 63 to select [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameters of the registered Picture Style. 1/ 2/3]. then press <0>. The base Picture Style will be displayed on the right of [User Def. see “Customizing the Picture Style” on pages 78-80. 1/2/3] will be displayed in blue.3 Defining a New Picture StyleN 5 Select the parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. To apply the registered Picture Style. then press <0>. 1/2/3] Picture Style and press the <M> button. 6 Adjust the parameter. For details. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered in the [User Def.to adjust the Press the <U> key parameter as desired. 82 . 1/2/3]. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. follow step 2 to select the desired [User Def. 1/2/3].to select a Press the <V> key parameter such as [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.

21). Since the image will look very subdued with an sRGB personal computer environment and printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. Adobe RGB. you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. 1 Select [Color space]. sRGB is set automatically. The ICC profile is explained in the Software Instruction Manual (PDF). post-processing of the image with software will be required. With this camera. In the Basic Zone modes. About Adobe RGB This is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. the color space. For normal images.0 (Exif 2. The ICC profile is not appended. then press <0>.21). the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. Under the [m] tab. select [Color space]. 83 . sRGB is recommended. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. then [sRGB] press <0>.0 (Exif 2.

it locks the current auto exposure setting. The AE lock effect will differ depending on the AF point and metering mode. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Press the shutter button halfway. button.159). 1 Focus the subject. For details. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). then recompose and take the shot. This is called AE lock. The exposure setting will be displayed. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Each time you press the <A> button. 84 .A AE LockN Use AE lock when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting or when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area. It is effective for backlit subjects. see “AE Lock” (p. AE lock indicator and take picture.

4 Take the the shot and press the shutter Frame button completely. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. then press the <A> button. the <A> 3 Press the viewfinderbutton. picture. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. In the viewfinder. Each time you press the <A> button. (8)subject Aim center over the where you want to lock the flash exposure. The flash is fired to take the picture. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. the <D> icon will blink. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 2 Focus the subject. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. 85 . * FE stands for Flash Exposure. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash.

Focus manually and set the correct exposure for the white object. Normally. the <Q> (Auto) setting will set the correct white balance automatically. In the Basic Zone modes. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. then press the shutter button halfway. you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white instead of having a color cast. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 86 . The “Approx. If natural-looking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. 2 Press the <U> key to select the desired white balance setting. <Q> will be set automatically. 1 Photograph a white object. You can set any white balance. [White appear. The plain. white object should fill the viewfinder center. <XB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Select the white balance.

data. The data will be imported and the message screen and menu will reappear. The SET screen will appear. a correct white balance might not be obtained.B: Setting the White BalanceN 2 Select [Custom WB]. then press <0>. then press <0>. 87 . then press the shutter button halfway. Press the <XB> button. Press the <U> key to select <O>.64). it cannot be selected in step 3. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. 4 Select the custom white balance.select [Custom Under the [m] tab. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. WB]. Instead of a white object. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off.

Sample setting: A2. M is magenta. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a color temperature conversion or color compensating filter.” Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters will find this feature handy. press the <S> key to move the “ ” mark to the center so that “SHIFT” indicates “0. 0. (Mired: A measurement unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [m] tab.3 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. select [WB SHIFT/BKT]. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. B is for blue. 1 Select [WB SHIFT/BKT]. then press <0>. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. On the upper right. the correction. and G is green. “SHIFT” indicates the color balance bias and correction amount. To cancel the white balance correction. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. The color balance will shift in the respective direction. G1 During the white balance correction. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. A is amber.) 88 .

With white balance bracketing set. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. To cancel the bracketing. On the right side of the screen. when you turn the <6> dial. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. This is called white balance bracketing.3 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. If the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+73. The number of possible shots will also decrease to about one-third the normal number. blue bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. white balance bracketing cannot be used. “BKT” indicates the bracketing direction and the bracketing amount is also displayed. Since three images are recorded for one shot. the maximum burst will be fewer during continuous shooting. 89 . Based on the white balance mode’s standard color temperature. Or. and green bias. set “BKT” to “±0” (“ ” to “ ” (1 point)). Turning the <6> dial to the right sets the B/A bracketing. Set the white balance bracketing amount. correct white balance. In step 2 for white balance correction. three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. magenta bias. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence Correct white balance. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). the CF card will take longer to record the shot. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. and amber bias.

Preventing Camera Shake To prevent camera shake. Using Remote Control to Shoot Using Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (both optional) can prevent camera shake and enable remote shooting. using a tripod is effective. Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 Remote controller to shoot wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.0 feet cord for pressing the shutter button halfway or fully. Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote switch with a 60 cm/2. delay. do it carefully without shaking the camera. Preventing camera shake while you press the shutter button on a tripod-mounted camera is explained below. (p. When pressing the shutter button. RC-1 RC-5 90 . It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. and the RC-5 trips the shutter after a 2-sec.153) The RC-1 can trip the shutter immediately or after a 2sec.4 feet from the camera. delay.

Fn)] and setting [Mirror lockup] (p. The mirror locks up. With the self-timer. If you let go of the shutter button during the 2-sec. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Mirror lockup is enabled by accessing [b Custom Function (C. there will be a shutterrelease sound. then the picture is taken 2 sec. The sun’s heat can scorch and damage the shutter curtains. it will go back down automatically. The reflex mirror will then go back down. Shooting Tips Do not point the camera toward the sun. delay. Remote control shooting Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. With RC-1. the mirror locks up.Preventing Camera Shake Mirror Lockup Although remote control shooting can prevent camera shake. When you press the shutter button completely. then shoot. With Remote Controller RC-5. set it to 2-sec. delay. self-timer countdown. single shooting will still take effect. This is not the actual shutter release (no picture is taken).105) to [1:Enable]. and after 30 seconds. using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups. hold down the shutter button until you want to end the exposure. 91 . For bulb exposures. later. Then press the shutter button completely again to take the picture. Press the shutter button completely to lockup the reflex mirror. pressing the transmit button locks up the mirror before the shot is taken 2 sec. later. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. the picture can be taken after a 2-sec. If <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set.

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It also teaches how to customize camera functions to suit your preferences. transfer images directly to a personal computer. and prevent dust from appearing on your images.Handy Features This chapter introduces convenient everyday features such as silencing the beeper and preventing shooting without a CF card installed. 5 93 .

If there is no CF card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. then press <0>. press the shutter button. If [Hold] is set. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. 94 . If [Off] is set. and you cannot release the shutter. Set the time. then press <0>. 3 CF Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no CF card in the camera. the image review will not be displayed. or do any camera operation. Under the [x] tab. Select [Off]. then press <0>. “no CF” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Under the [z] tab. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture can be set. Under the [z] tab. then press <0>. Select [Off]. The LCD monitor display will turn off if you put your eye near the viewfinder. select [Beep]. select [Review time].Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. select [Shoot w/o card].

the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. Set the time. When checking the exposure of an image. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button. setting the LCD monitor brightness at the center of the adjustment scale is recommended. You can set this auto power-off time. To turn on the LCD monitor again. Also. If [Off] has been set. Under the [c] tab. or <x> button. prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. 95 .Handy Features 3 Set the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. select [LCD brightness]. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the camera settings display to save battery power. 3 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. Under the [c] tab. <B>. With the adjustment screen displayed. <M>.. press the <B> button. select [Auto power off]. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>.

then press <0>. The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format: IMG_0001. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. If the replacement CF card contains images recorded previously. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the CF card is replaced. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Under the [c] tab. If you want to use continuous file numbering. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Even after you replace the CF card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Method The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. Follow the steps below to select a file numbering method.JPG. then press <0>. You can also change how the file number is assigned. select [File numbering]. you should use a newly-formatted CF card each time. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 in one folder in your personal computer. File numbering after replacing the CF card CF card -1 CF card -2 0051 0052 Next sequential file 96 .

a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the CF card is replaced. 97 . For both JPEG and RAW images. [Folder number full] will appear on the LCD monitor. File numbering after replacing the CF card CF card -1 CF card -2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: You can reset the file numbering 0001 at any time or for a new folder. If folder No.CR2” for RAW images. When you reset the file numbering manually. 999 is created. To start the file numbering from 0001. Each time the CF card is replaced. the file name will start with “IMG_”. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement CF card contains images recorded previously.JPG” for JPEG images and “. the file numbering starts from 0001. The LCD monitor will display a message to replace the CF card. The file name extension will be “. Be sure to replace the CF card. This is convenient when you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to CF cards. If that folder contains images reaching file number 9999. the CF card must be formatted before use. After the manual reset. shooting will not be possible even if the CF card still has storage capacity. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset.

Then press <0>. [OnPD] is set. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. It will be rotated. [OnD]: The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the personal computer. select [Auto rotate]. In such a case. see “Rotating the Image” on page 119. [OnPD]: The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the personal computer. then playback the image. the image might not rotate for playback. The setting of this feature can be changed. Rotating an image on the camera’s LCD monitor when [OnD] had been set. [Off]: The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and personal computer instead of horizontally. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. The vertical image is rotated only for playback. Under the [c] tab. Also. Use the camera’s bundled software instead. The vertical image does not rotate on the personal computer screen. See the descriptions of the settings below and select the desired setting. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. but the image does not rotate during playback. Set [OnPD]. 98 . then press <0>.

press the <B> button to display the camera’s current settings. press the <B> button to display the settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the camera setting display.88)/ WB bracketing (p.83) WB correction (p. Camera Function Setting Display Date/Time (p.63) Color space (p.89) Auto rotate display (p.95) 99 .98) CF card remaining capacity LCD monitor auto off (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.37) Picture Style (p.101) Auto power off (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Function Settings While the menu is displayed. While the menu is displayed.

112) will be erased. the Custom Functions. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. select [Clear settings]. Under the [b] tab.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for returning all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default. then press <0>. then press <0> to clear Select [OK]. select [Clear all Custom Functions]. select [Clear all camera settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. When [Clear all camera settings] is set. then press <0>. 100 . 1 Select [Clear settings]. the camera will be reset to the following settings. 3 Select [OK].86) obtained from the custom white balance and the Dust Delete Data (p. then press <0>. 2 Select the the camera to the default To revert settings. Shooting Settings AF mode AF point selection Metering mode Drive mode AEB Flash exposure compensation One-Shot AF Automatic AF point selection q (Evaluative metering) u (Single shooting) Canceled 0 (Zero) Image-Recording Settings Quality ISO speed Color space White balance WB correction WB bracketing Picture Style 73 100 sRGB Q (Auto WB) Canceled Canceled Standard Exposure compensation 0 (Zero) * The white balance data (p. desired option.

3 Setting Custom FunctionsN You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.Fn)]. then press <0>. The Custom Function screen will appear. select [LCD auto off].Fn)].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the camera settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder. select [Custom Functions (C. Under the [c] tab. Press the <U> the number of the Custom Function to be set. Custom Function No. Select [LCD auto off]. 101 . Select [Disable]. then press <0>. You can do it with Custom Functions. then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 Setting a Custom FunctionN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Under the [b] tab.

When you press the shutter button halfway. 102 . then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <M> button to return to Press the menu.Fn-1 SET button/Cross keys funct. 3 Change the <V> key to select the Press desired setting (number).3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 2 the setting. At the bottom of the screen. 0: SET:Picture Style Press <0> to display the Picture Style selection screen on the LCD monitor. the K is displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate that a Custom Function has been set. select [Clear all Custom Functions] to reset all the Custom Functions to the default settings. (p. this is used for the menu function settings.100) 3 Custom Function SettingsN C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. You can assign often-used functions to the SET button and cross keys. 1: SET:Quality When you press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective Custom Function numbers. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [b Clear settings] menu. Description menu. the recording quality setting screen appears so you can quickly change the setting. When the menu is displayed.

or longer.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 2: 3: 4: SET:Flash exp comp When you press <0>. After the picture is taken. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. C. To set automatic AF point selection. press the <S> button. On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures 1 sec. you can press the <S> key to select the AF point. 0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases.Fn-2 Long exp. noise reduction is performed automatically if noise peculiar to long exposures is detected. After you press the shutter button halfway (0). the noise reduction process will take the same amount of time as the exposure. Cross keys:AF frame selec. The AF point selection screen will not be displayed. 2: 103 . the setting screen will not appear. to select the center AF point. press the button while the shutter speed and aperture are not displayed. the images recorded in the CF card will be played back. or longer exposures. This setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting. the flash exposure compensation screen appears so you can quickly change the setting. Also. If you press the button while the shutter speed and aperture are displayed. If you want to change the ISO speed or other setting assigned to the <S> key. SET:Playback When you press <0>. Assigns the same function as the <x> button. Select the AF point while looking at the AF point selection display. noise reduction This is effective for minimizing noise in images exposed for 1 sec. press <0>. or longer.

speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode 1: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 30 sec. C. This can prevent the AF-assist beam from disturbing another photographer’s shooting. you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C. the focusing and exposure will always be at the optimum point as you wait for the decisive moment. 2: 104 .Fn-4 0: 1: AF/AE lock Shutter/AE lock button 2: 3: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.Fn-5 AF-assist beam You can enable or disable the camera’s AF-assist beam or have it emitted by the EOS-dedicated Speedlite instead. you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. to 1/ 200 sec. Thus. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. In the AI Servo AF mode. it will emit the AF-assist beam when necessary.Fn-3 0: Flash sync. AE/AF. AF/AF lock. no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. Only external flash emits With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite. (fixed) The flash picture can be taken without camera shake. C. Press the <A> button to autofocus and press the shutter button halfway to attain AE lock. 1/200sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 0: Emits 1: Does not emit The AF-assist beam is not emitted at all regardless of the shooting conditions.

Average Geared for advanced users who want to control the external Speedlite. C. aperture. etc. from low light to daytime fill-flash. AEB. exposure compensation. 105 . adjust the flash exposure compensation if necessary. Since the camera will not execute automatic exposure compensation.Fn-8 0: E-TTL II 1: Evaluative Fully automatic flash photography for all conditions. The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.Fn-7 0: 1: Disable Mirror lockup Enable Effective for telephoto and close-up shots to prevent camera shake caused by the mirror’s reflex action.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C.Fn-6 0: 1: 1/3-stop Exposure level increments 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed. this mode averages the entire flash metering area. C. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments.

During the magnified view. a flash is fired twice: First when you press the shutter button completely. If C. 106 . hold down the <l> button and press the <u> button. To magnify the playback image with the <x> button. If you press a button like <Z> or <E> which displays a setting screen on the LCD monitor. This creates a light trail following the moving subject such as a car at night. the setting screen will not appear. The flash fires immediately after the shot is exposed. the LCD monitor will not turn on when you turn on the power again. or other buttons. Retain power OFF status If you pressed the <B> button to turn off the LCD monitor and then you turn off the power. The flash fires immediately before the exposure ends. <E>.Fn-10 0: 1: Magnified view Image playback only (p.118) Image review and playback To see a magnified view during the image review immediately after shooting.Fn-9 0: 1: Shutter curtain sync.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C. 2nd-curtain sync. the respective setting screen will still appear. This helps to save battery power. If you pressed the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor and then you turn off the power. and again immediately before the exposure ends. When 2nd-curtain sync is set. press the <u> button. the camera settings will be displayed.Fn-1-4 has been set. C. you can magnify or reduce the view with the <u> and <y> buttons. 1st-curtain sync. The menu screens and image playback will also still be displayed when used. C. the LCD monitor will turn on when you turn on the power again. If the viewfinder information is still displayed and you press the button. first check that the viewfinder information has turned off before pressing <Z>.Fn-11 0: 1: LCD display when power ON Display When the power switch is turned on.

The [EOS Utility] screen will appear on the computer. be sure to install the bundled software (EOS Digital Solution Disk/ CD-ROM) in the personal computer. For instructions on how to install the software. This is called direct image transfer. Before disconnecting the cable. you can transfer images from the camera’s CF card by operating the camera. select your camera’s model. select [EOS Utility]. While the direct transfer screen is displayed. If the [EOS Utility] screen does not appear on the computer. Use the USB cable provided with the camera to connect it to the personal computer. 107 . pressing the shutter button halfway will not return the camera to shooting-ready. When the camera model selection screen appears. Turn off the camera’s power switch before connecting it.3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer By connecting the camera to a personal computer. and the [Direct Transfer] screen will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. turn off the camera first and pull out the cable by grasping the plug (instead of the cord). see “Software Guide. When the program selection screen appears on the personal computer.” Preparation for Image Transfer 1 Connect the camera to the personal computer. see “Connect the Camera and the Computer and then Start EOS Utility” in the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM. Before connecting the camera to the personal computer. 2 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.

press the <M> button. [Transfer order images] You select the images to be transferred to the personal computer in a batch. follow the instructions on the next page. Select [All images]. To start the image transfer. Options other than [All images] are explained below. When the image transfer is completed. The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the image transfer will start. [New images] Images which have not yet been transferred to the personal computer will be selected by the camera automatically for the transfer. To select the images. then press the <l> button. [Select & transfer] Press the <U> key to select images one by one to be transferred to the personal computer. To exit. the lamp will stay on. 108 .3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Transferring Images to a Personal Computer The images sent to the personal computer will be saved in the [My Pictures] folder (Windows) or [Pictures] folder (Macintosh) in subfolders organized according to shooting date. press the <l> button. Transfer all the images in the CF card to the personal computer.

select [Transfer order]. then press the <V> key to place a checkmark <X> on the upper left. 3 Select the image to be transferred. Repeat this step for all the images you want to transfer. the confirmation dialog will appear. Selecting the Images to be Transferred You select the image to be transferred to the personal computer one by one. then press <0>. 1 Select [Transfer order]. You can select up to 998 images to be transferred. 2 Select [Order]. Select [Order]. The Transfer order screen will appear. If you press <0> instead of the <l> button. The image will then appear as wallpaper on the computer desktop screen. Press the <U> key to select an image. Select [OK]. 109 . then press <0>. An image will appear. To exit. press the <M> button. Under the [x] tab.3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer [Wallpaper] Press the <U> key to select the image and transfer it. then press <0> to start the transfer.

up to 998 images will be transferred in one batch. when you select [All]. If you select [Clear all] and press <0>. The selected images might all be overwritten. The menu screen will then reappear. it will be counted as one image even though both the RAW and JPEG images will be transferred to the personal computer. depending on the image type. the transfer order may not be possible. Also. Do not insert into the camera a CF card whose transfer order was set by a different camera and then try to specify another transfer order. If you then select [Mark all] and press <0>. press the <u> button. press the <I> button to see a three-image display. If a RAW+JPEG image is selected for transfer. In step 3. the screen on the left will appear. 110 . To return to the single-image view. About [All] In step 2.3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Press the <M> button twice to save the image selections to the CF card. all your image selections for transfer will be canceled.

Manual self-cleaning Select [Sensor cleaning: Auto]. note the following countermeasures: When changing lenses.. then the menu will reappear. select [Sensor cleaning: Auto]. To minimize dust from entering the camera. be sure to attach the body cap. However. if you want to activate this self-cleaning manually or disable it. wait a while until it is selectable. If [Clean now] is grayed out and cannot be selected. the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically remove dust adhering to the imaging sensor. then press <0>. do it in a place with minimal dust.3 Automatic Sensor Cleaning When you turn the camera’s power switch on or off. then press <0>. You normally need not pay attention to this feature. follow the instructions below. Clean the body cap before attaching it. press <0>. press the <U> key to select [Set up]. When storing the camera without a lens attached. The self-cleaning will be performed for about 1 sec. For maximum effectiveness. set the camera upright horizontally (do not tilt up or down) before executing [Clean now]. With [Clean now] selected. 111 . Under the [b] tab. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select [Disable]. Disabling automatic sensor cleaning With the screen above displayed.

The Dust Delete Data screen will appear. Preparation Get a solid-white object (paper. then a message screen will appear. However. 2 Select [OK]. 112 .). Obtain the Dust Delete Data 1 Select [Dust Delete Data]. The Select [OK] automatic self-cleaning of the sensor will be performed. select [Dust Delete Data]. Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer.3 Appending Dust Delete DataN Normally. and press <0>. you can append Dust Delete Data to the image to later erase the dust spots. If the lens has no distance scale. The Dust Delete Data is used by the Digital Photo Professional program (provided) to erase the dust spots automatically. Under the [m] tab. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). in case visible dust still remains. etc. then press <0>. look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way. the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust visible on captured images.

the data is obtained. Before an important shoot. Since the captured image will not be saved. Select [OK] and press <0>. see the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM. it is appended to all the JPEG or RAW images captured thereafter. Then take the picture.3 Appending Dust Delete DataN object. 3 Photograph a solid-whitecm / 0. About the Dust Delete Data After the Dust Delete Data is obtained. Regarding the automatic dust erasure with the bundled software. When it is completed.0 feet and fill the viewfinder completely with the white object. you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. The data will also be appended to images taken in the Basic Zone modes. the “Data obtained” screen will appear. The menu will reappear. After the image is captured. installing a CF card in the camera is not necessary. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority mode with an aperture of f/22. The image data will still be obtained. 113 .7 Keep a distance of 20 . The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.30 1.

Dust which could not be eliminated by the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can be directly cleaned off the sensor. have it done by a Canon Service Center. • Setting the power switch to <2>. then press <0>. For the power source. 2 Select [OK]. The surface of the imaging sensor is extremely delicate. Select [OK]. never do any of the following. using the AC Adapter Kit (p. However. the shutter will close and it may damage the shutter curtains and imaging sensor. If the power is cut off. You can now clean the sensor. Therefore. the mirror will lockup and the shutter will open to expose the sensor. opening the CF card slot cover. 3 Exit the cleaning. or opening the battery compartment cover. then press <0>. In a moment. make sure it is fully recharged. follow the procedure below: 1 Select [Sensor cleaning: Manual]. Set the power switch While cleaning the sensor. If you use a battery. select [Sensor cleaning: Manual]. Under the [b] tab. [Sensor cleaning: Manual] is mainly for use by Canon service personnel. you normally need not use this feature. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly.154) is recommended. 114 . if you want to clean the sensor yourself. to <2>.3 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual”N Under the [b] tab. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor.

You can also erase images. 6 115 .Image Management This chapter explains features related to viewing images. For images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to display images captured with a different camera or edited with a personal computer or whose file name has been changed. Learn more about image playback as discussed in chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” and how to view images on a TV set.

1 Press the <C> button. Press the <u> button to enlarge the selected image as a single-image display. Press the <C> button and only one image will be highlighted in green. next screen. All nine thumbnails will be highlighted with a green frame. 2 Select the image. 2 See the the <U> key to go to the Press next or previous nine images. to move the Press the <S> key green frame in the respective direction.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display 9 Images on One Screen (Index display) The index display enables faster image searching. The selected thumbnail will be highlighted with a green frame. press the <I> button to display the index display. 3 116 Select an image. During image playback. you can view nine images at a time. Quick Image Search with the Index Display With the index display. . Then press the <S> key to select any image. 1 Enable the index display.

the Press the <V> key to select jump method ( Jump 10 images / Jump 100 images / Jump shot date). This browsing technique is called Jump. you can browse through them by 10 or 100 images at a time. you can browse through them by date. To quit the image jump. 117 .x Searching for Images Quickly C: Jump through Images When the CF card contains many images. During image playback. Also. press the <C> button. you can see the jump bar. 3 Browse the <U> key to browse Press through the images via the jump method you selected. Jump bar 2 Select the jump method. Jump method 1 Go to the jump display. press the <C> button. On the bottom of the screen. by jumping. The jump mode will end. if the images were shot on different days.

Magnified view is also possible during the image review after shooting. 2 Scroll around the image. During image playback. When you turn the <6> dial.106) is set to [1: Image review and playback]. around Press the <S> key to scroll Magnified area in the respective direction. press the <x> button and the singleimage display will return. To increase the magnification. magnified view is possible with the <l> + <u> button. Pressing the <u> button will magnify the image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor.Fn)] menu’s [Magnified view] (p. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. To exit the magnified display.u/y Magnified View You can magnify the image by 1. Magnified View Tips The magnified view can be maintained when you see the next or previous image. then press the <U> key to jump by 10 images. 1 Magnify the image. Press the <u> button to display a single image. 118 . Magnified view is possible from the index display. If you hold down the button. Press the <C> button. hold down the <u> button. Press it again to display a magnified image. If the [b Custom Function (C. press the <u> button to magnify the image. the image will continue to reduce until it reaches the size before it was magnified. you can view another image without the magnification changing.

you need not rotate the image as described above. Under the [x] tab. An image will appear. 3 Rotate the image. To rotate other images. select [Rotate]. To exit the Rotate screen. You can also select an image on the index display. 119 . If you have set [c Auto rotate] to [On PD] (p. press the <M> button. repeat steps 2 and 3. then press <0>. the image will be rotated for playback. you can rotate the image so it is displayed in the correct orientation. 2 Select an image. The menu will reappear. <0>. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. the image Each time you press will rotate clockwise. 1 Select [Rotate]. To display the rotated images as rotated for playback When [Auto rotate] on page 98 is set to [OnPD].98) before taking the vertical shots.3 Rotating the Image After taking the picture.

you can press the <U> key to view another image.3 Auto Playback You can playback the CF card’s images in an automatic slide show. press the <M> button. 1 Select [Auto Play]. you can press the <B> button to change the display format. auto power off will not work. select [Auto play]. the 3 Stop stop auto play. Press <0> again to resume the auto play.] for a few seconds. and return to the To the auto play menu. is displayed After [Loading image. During auto play. Under the [x] tab. During auto play. During pause. then press <0>.. [ ] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 120 . auto play will start.. During pause. press <0>. The auto play screen will appear. The display time may vary depending on the image. Each image will be displayed for about 4 sec. To pause the auto play. 2 Start the auto play.

Set the proper video system format with [b Video system]. on and switch 2 Turn linethe TV to Video IN. Do not use any video cable other than the one provided. The camera’s setting display will appear on the TV screen. turn off the TV. Depending on your TV or monitor. Open the camera’s terminal cover.) After you finish. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them.Displaying the Images on TV With the video cable provided with camera. you can connect the camera to a TV set and view images on the TV screen. the TV’s input Video IN terminal 3 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 4 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. part of the image might be truncated. 1 Connect the camera to the TV. set the power switch to <2>. the image will not be displayed properly. Images might not be displayed if you use a different video cable. Use the video cable (provided) to connect the camera’s <1> terminal to the TV monitor’s VIDEO IN terminal. If the proper video system format is not set. Insert the cable plug all the way in. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. then disconnect the video cable. button. 121 .

press <0> again. key to select the Press the <U> image to be erase-protected. 122 . Image protect appear at the bottom of the screen and the image will be eraseprotected. To cancel the image protection. 1 Select [Protect].123).3 Protecting Images This prevents the image from being erased accidentally. You can also select an image on the index display. you must first cancel the erase protection. only the protected images will remain. The menu will reappear. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. The <K> icon will disappear. press the <M> button. then press <0>. If you erase all the images (p. 3 Protect the image. repeat steps 2 and 3. Once an image is protected. Under the [x] tab. To erase a protected image. To protect another image. select [Protect]. <K> will When you press <0>. To exit the image protection. An image will appear. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. 2 Select the image.

The Select [Erase]. Press The bottom of the screen shows how the image can be erased. To erase images one by one. When the confirmation dialog appears and you select [OK] and press <0>. you can cancel the erasure by pressing <0>. 2 Display the <L> button. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. Once an image is erased. the erase menu.122) will not be erased. then image displayed will be erased. it cannot be recovered. protect them. 123 . While all the images are being erased. the image(s) will be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. press the <U> key to select the image to be erased. 1 Playback the image. Protected images (p. press <0>. 3 Erase the images. all unprotected images will be erased. If you select [All] and press <0>. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally.

124 . the overexposed highlight areas will blink. The shooting information display shows the following. In image playback modes other than single image. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. the JPEG file size is displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. you can switch to the shooting information display. such as index display and magnified view. you can still press the <B> button to display or turn off the basic information. Basic information display Folder number File number Shutter speed and aperture Playback image number/ Total images recorded Shooting information display File number Histogram Flash exposure compensation amount Color space White balance WB correction Shooting mode ISO speed Metering mode Monochrome File size* Image-recording quality Image Shooting time Shooting date Shutter speed Playback image number/ Total images recorded Aperture Image protect Exposure compensation amount * With RAW+JPEG files. Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback.

the color will be too saturated with no detail. The more pixels there are toward the left. And the RGB histogram display is suited for checking the color saturation and gradation. Sample Histograms Dark image Normal image [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The display can be switched with the [x Histogram] menu. The tones in-between will be reproduced. you can see the exposure level bias and the overall tone reproduction condition. and green). Being able to analyze the histogram and using it to improve the next shot requires advanced knowledge and experience. the brighter and denser the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. overall brightness and gradation. the shadow detail will be lost.Shooting Information Display Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the Bright image brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the highlight detail will be lost. the brighter the image. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level of each primary color (RGB or red. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance bias. And if there are too many pixels on the right. 125 . The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. And if there are too many pixels on the right. By checking the image’s brightness histogram. blue. the darker and less prominent the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the darker the image. Only a basic explanation is provided here. the respective color information will be lacking. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. If there are too many pixels on the left.

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com/pictbridge/ 127 .144) About DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard for recording printing instructions (image selections.Printing Images The camera can be connected directly to a PictBridge printer or to a CP Direct or Bubble Jet printer and print images. In this way. you can print multiple pictures in one batch or give the printing order to a photofinisher. etc. You can select a number of pictures and print them all in one batch (DPOF). such as which paper types to use. http://canon. 7 Canon’s PictBridge Web Site The Web site below gives more information on using your Canon camera with various printers. (p. number of copies.) in the CF card.

follow the instructions applicable to your printer on the pages indicated.Conventions Used in this Chapter As shown below. this chapter includes procedures for various types of printers.” Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printer Non-Canon printer Canon SELPHY CP/CP/BJ printer Compatible with PictBridge wPictBridge ACP Direct or Compatible with BJ Direct only Compatible with PictBridge wPictBridge SBJ Direct wPictBridge Preparing to Print : Page 129 . After reading “Preparing to Print” on the next page.141 128 . “Bubble Jet Direct” is abbreviated as “BJ Direct.131 w Page 132 .138 A Page 139 .141 S Page 139 .138 Page 132 .

Interface cable provided with camera The plug at both ends have the <D> icon. Connecting the Camera to the Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Refer to the table to see which cable you should use. Printer Applicable Cable w w A w S A S PictBridge only PictBridge and CP Direct PictBridge and BJ Direct CP Direct only BJ Direct only Cable provided with printer Only one plug has the <D> icon. 129 . 3 Connect the camera to the printer. up the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 2 SetFor details.

Preparing to Print When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <C> terminal. Some printers may have a beeping sound. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 4 Turn on the printer. The <l> button lamp will light in blue.141. Press the <x> button. 143 ACP Direct SBJ Direct w A S 130 . Icon Reference pages 132 . The procedure will be different depending on the icon displayed. The image and the printer icon <w>. 143 139 . To connect to the printer. wPictBridge 6 Playback the image.138. See the applicable pages below. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. or <S> indicating a printer connection will be displayed. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. <A>.

do not unplug the cable. do not use any cable other than the dedicated interface cable. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (optional) to power the camera is recommended. For direct printing. (p. do the following: Press the <x> button to playback the image and follow the steps below. printing up to about 4 hours is possible. select [Print]. If you use a battery to power the camera. On the print setting screen. With a fully charged battery. not the cord. 131 . make sure it is fully charged. 1. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor. After printing starts and while the <l> button’s blue lamp blinks. Press <0>.138) When connecting the camera to the printer. turn off the camera and printer first. Pull out the cable while holding the plug. 2. Before disconnecting the cable.Preparing to Print RAW images are not compatible with direct printing. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.

Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. The print setting Print setting screen Sets the printing effects. For details. screen will appear. Some settings might be disabled.wPrinting with PictBridge The setting options will differ depending on the printer. Sets the trimming area. 2 Press <0>. * Depending on the type of printer. Sets the quantity to be printed. trimming. and other settings might not be available. 132 . 3 Select [Paper settings]. Sets the paper size. type. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Starts the printing. the date and file number imprinting. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.and press Select [Paper settings] <0>. refer to your printer’s instruction manual. type. and layout. The Paper settings screen will appear. and layout you have set will be displayed. The paper size. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Returns to step 1.

About the Paper Type When using a Canon printer and Canon paper.wPrinting with PictBridge QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. then press <0>. The Paper type screen will appear. The print setting screen will reappear. then press <0>. The Page layout screen will appear. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. USetting the Page Layout Select Page layout. then press <0>. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. 133 .

Prints black-and-white with true blacks. bluish blacks. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. 8. Next. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. the 4 SetSet as printing effects. Option to print 2. exposure compensation amount. [20-upc] will have the shooting information* printed on the side of each thumbnail and the file number and date** printed on the bottom of each thumbnail image. EOff EOn EVivid 0B/W 0Cool tone Same as the printing characteristics turned “On”. certain items might not be displayed. then press <0>.wPrinting with PictBridge Borderless Bordered Borderedc xx-up The print will have no white borders. ISO speed. 134 . However. will be imprinted. or 20 images on one sheet. The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard color. 20-upc 35-upp Default * From the Exif data. lens name. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF will be printed. 0Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. 9.” Depending on the printer. On A4 / Letter size paper. [35-upp] will have the file number and date** printed on the bottom of the thumbnail images. then press <0>. ** This depends on the <I> date/file number imprinting option set in step 5 (p. go to step 5 on page 137. PNatural M The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. 16. Select the desired item on the upper right. yellowish blacks. the camera name. the print will be borderless. and the image’s PNatural natural color and contrast will be retained. aperture. not set any necessary. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. If you need printing effects. 4.137). press the <U> key to select the desired printing effect. With a Canon printer. The print will have a white border along the edges. white balance. shutter speed. Prints in black-and-white with cool. No automatic correction will be performed. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. etc.. the print will have borders. No automatic correction will be performed. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. shooting mode.

select the item. [Brightness] Press the <U> key to make the adjustment. Select the item. the printing adjustments can not be adjusted. then press <0>. press the <C> button. if you do step 4 again to change the printing effect’s setting. 135 . When [Default] is selected. the adjustments will all revert to the default.wPrinting with PictBridge Adjustment of Printing Effects With step 4. You can then set the parameters for fine adjustments. When is displayed as shown on the left. then press <0>. The parameters that can be adjusted for the selected item are shown in the table below. Saturation Color tone Color balance Off / On / Vivid / Natural k – k k Natural M k k k k k k k k B/W / Cool tone / Warm tone k k k k k – – After making fine adjustments for the printing effect. (k: Adjustable) Item Brightness Adjust levels k (face) Brightener Red-eye correction Contrast Detail set.

wPrinting with PictBridge [Adjust levels] Select the item. then press <0>. Select [Manual] and press <0>. Press the <C> button. Press the <U> key to adjust the highlights (white) within 128 to 255.] Select [Off] or [On]. then press <0>. then press <0>. The Adjust levels screen will then appear. then press <0>. Select the item. 136 . Press the <U> key to adjust the shadows (black) within 0 to 127. [Contrast] [Saturation] [Color tone] Press the <U> key to make the adjustment.]. [kBrightener] [Red-eye corr. Press <0> to exit. screen will then appear. The Detail set. The previous screen will reappear. then press <0>. Detail Settings of Printing Effects Select [Detail set.

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[Color balance] Press the <S> key in any of the four directions to move the “ ” mark to the desired position. B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta, and G is green. The color balance will shift in the respective direction. On the upper right, “SHIFT” indicates the color balance direction and correction amount. Press <0> to exit. The previous screen will reappear. After completing the detail settings of printing effects, press the <M> button, then go to step 5.

5 Setting the date and file number imprinting.
Set as necessary. Select <I>. Press the <U> key to select the item(s) to imprint.

the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. necessary.
Select <R>. Press the <U> key to select the printing quantity. For details on trimming, see page 142.

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7 Start printing. then press <0>. Select [Print],
The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the printing will start. When the printing ends, the screen will return to step 1. To stop the printing, press <0> while [Stop] is displayed, then select [OK] and press <0>. Handling Printer Errors
If you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume, operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual.

Error Messages
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. After resolving the problem, resume printing. For details on how to resolve a printing problem, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level, and check the waste ink tank. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.

Depending on the image’s file size and recording quality, it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.

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Select the image to be printed.
Check that the <A> or <S> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.

2 Press <0>. screen will appear. The print setting
Print setting screen
Sets the quantity to be printed. Sets the trimming area. Sets the printing style. Returns to step 1. Starts the printing. The printing style settings are displayed. <H> is the date icon.

3 Select [Style]. then press <0>. Select [Style],
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140 . then press <0>. When you are done. If you select [Multiple]. [Image] (CP Direct) is selectable when card-size paper is used.A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct [Image] (CP Direct) the 4 SetSelectoptions as desired. 8 small images of the same picture will be printed on the paper. press the <M> button to return to the print setting screen. For [Paper] (BJ Direct). [Date] the 5 SetSet asnumber of copies. then press <0>. Select the setting. [Paper] (BJ Direct) [Borders] Check the [Borders] and [Date] settings and set them if necessary. Select <R>. necessary. then press <0>. select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. the item. Press the <U> key to set the number of copies. Set a number from 1 to 99.

With CP Direct. Select [Print]. the date may look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. To stop the printing. see page 142. With CP Direct. If a problem occurs during printing. 141 . necessary. The image will also be cut off along all four edges. the screen will return to step 1. depending on the printer. the date might be imprinted on the border. With CP Direct. if [Bordered] is set. the printing will stop after the current picture is finished printing. then select [OK] and press <0>. 7 Start printing. the printing will not stop. then press <0>. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. With BJ Direct.A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct the 6 SetSet astrimming. If you are printing multiple pictures. [Borders] and [Date] cannot be selected. if [Multiple] is selected. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. if you select [Stop] while printing only one picture. [Borderless] will be set and [Date] will be set to [Off]. For details on trimming. The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the printing will start. When the printing ends.

Do the trimming right before printing. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. the size of the trimming frame will change. Select [Trimming]. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the trimming frame in the respective direction.Trimming the Image You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. you may have to set the trimming again. It will reappear after 5 sec. Rotating the frame The <B> button toggles between the vertical and horizontal orientation of the trimming frame. Move the trimming frame until it shows the desired image area or composition. of idle time. The trimming screen will appear. the larger the image magnification will be. The smaller the trimming frame. 1 Select [Trimming]. a horizontal shot can be printed as a vertical shot. For example. 2 Trim the image. within the trimming The image area frame will be printed. then press <0>. The operation guide disappears while you trim the image. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 142 .

the grainier the picture will look. 143 . the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. To use the same settings again. 3 Exit the <0>. [Page layout] / [Borders] settings. If the picture will be too grainy. Only one print can be printed each time. Depending on the printer. [Image] / [Paper]. If you look at the image on a TV screen. the printing settings will be saved in your camera. Easy Printing When you print directly from your camera to your printer. The trimming frame shape will be different depending on the [Paper settings]. Select the image. the trimming frame will turn red.Trimming the Image Image area to be printed menu. Press The Print setting screen will reappear. Any trimming will not be applied. follow the steps below. then press the <l> button lamp that lights in blue. On the upper left. While trimming the image. The smaller you make the trimming frame. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. The printing will start. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. you can see the trimmed image area that will be printed.

up].3 Print Ordering Print Settings Set the print type. then press <0>. No. 2 Select [Set <U> key to select [Set Press the up]. The print setting screen will appear. The Print order screen will appear. then press <0>. date imprinting.and [File [Date]. imprinting. [Print type] [Date] [File No. and file No. Select the item.) 1 Select [Print order]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. select [Print order].desired. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. the options as 3 SetSet the [Print type]. Under the [x] tab. Select the setting. then press <0>. then press <0>.].] 144 .

both the [Date] and [File No. the date or file No.3 Print Ordering K Print type Standard Index Both Prints one image on one sheet. on the print. depending on the image type. Even if [Date] and [File No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Also. [On] imprints the file No. Press the <7> button. RAW images cannot be selected for printing. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. It will not work if you just extract images from the CF card and try to print them. the print order may not be possible. With [Index] prints. When printing with DPOF. select [Order] or [All] to select the images to be printed. you must use the CF card whose print order specifications have been set. Do not insert into the camera a CF card whose print order were set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. L K L Date File No. Multiple. The Print order screen will reappear.] are set to [On]. If this happens with your printer. Next.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Prints both the standard and index prints. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinisher might not be able to print the photos as you specified. 4 Exit the menu. 145 . refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

144) setting. 2 Select the image to be printed. then press <0>. press the <u> button. Three-image display 3 Order the print. Press the <U> key to select [Order]. [Standard] [Both] For [Standard] and [Both] For standard-type prints.will vary depending on The print order the [Print type] (p. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. To return to the singleimage display.3 Print Ordering Selecting Individual Images 1 Select [Order]. Press the <V> key to select the print quantity. you can set the quantity (up to 99) for each image. Total Index icon Quantity 146 . Press the <I> button to display the three-image view. The order screen will appear.

4 Exit the menu. checkmark the box <X>. To deselect it. The menu will then reappear. Pressing the <V> key toggles between checkmarking and uncheckmarking the box. Press the <7> button again to save the print order to the CF card.3 Print Ordering [Index] Check mark Index icon For [Index] If you want to include the image in the index print. To select other images. repeat steps 2 and 3. 147 . The Print order screen will reappear. Press the <7> button. leave the box unchecked. You can select up to 998 images.

press the On the Print order <7> button. if you do the “Selecting All Images” procedure. Press the <U> key to select [All]. 2 Select [Mark all]. One print each will be specified for all the images. then press <0>. all the selected images might not be printed. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure. For standard-type prints.” 1 Select [All]. then the Print order screen will reappear. If you select [Clear all].” When using a PictBridge printer. If you specify more than this. the print order will change to “All images. Select [Mark all]. The All screen will appear. 148 . then press <0>. a quantity of one will be ordered for all the images. and the menu will reappear. all the images selected for printing will be deselected.3 Print Ordering Selecting All Images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the CF card. screen. 3 Exit the menu. The image selections will be saved to the CF card. Note that RAW images cannot be selected for printing even when you set “Mark all. print no more than 400 images for one print order.

3 Direct Printing with DPOF With a printer compatible with direct printing. 1 Prepare to print.select [Print Under the [x] tab. key to select [Print]. “Connecting the Camera to the Printer” up to step 5. See page 129. 130. 134) 149 . order]. 4 Set the printing options. (p.132. you can easily print images specified with DPOF. Press the <S> then press <0>. wPictBridge ACP Direct SBJ Direct wPictBridge Set the [Paper settings] and if necessary. 2 Select [Print order]. also set the printing effects. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. The print setting screen will appear. The Print order screen will appear. then press <0>.

press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. With PictBridge. you erased an image that was to be printed. The printing will start. you changed the paper settings before resuming the printing. be sure to set the paper size. [Manual] (p. The date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. To stop the printing. Under [Adjust levels]. (p. you changed the paper cassette before resuming the printing. • In the case of index printing with PictBridge. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. With CP Direct. you changed the print order settings. depending on the printer.3 Direct Printing with DPOF ACP Direct / SBJ Direct Set the [Style].then press <0>.8 cm size: 63 images As for the number of index images with BJ Direct. if [Print type] is set to [Index].139) 5 Start printing. then select [OK] and press <0>. 150 . When printing with PictBridge or BJ Direct. page 141 for CP Direct. the number of images printed on one index sheet will be as follows: • Credit card size: 20 images • 9 x 13 cm size: 42 images • 10 x 14. see the BJ printer’s instruction manual.136) cannot be selected. Select [OK]. • Before resuming the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. • When you stopped the printing. see page 138 for PictBridge. • In the case of index printing with CP Direct. select [Resume]. some printers cannot imprint the file No. the date might be imprinted on the border. If [Bordered] is set. If a problem occurs during printing. and page 141 for BJ Direct. the CF card’s remaining capacity was low.

system accessories. 8 151 . and other things. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up things.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

it is like a highoutput flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. For detailed procedures. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. or slower. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series The flash cannot be fired with an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in the TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. The camera is a Type-A camera compatible with all features of EX-series Speedlites. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Non-Canon Speedlites The camera can synchronize with compact. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. In other words. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera. Use the Speedlite’s manual flash mode instead if provided. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. It might not work. non-Canon flash units at 1/ 200 sec. 152 .External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.

153 . To prevent this. Remote control sensor Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent light. use the eyepiece cover attached to the camera strap. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. push it upward. the selftimer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. Take the picture. you can shoot remotely up to about 5 meters/16. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. When focus is achieved. During wireless remote control. Cover. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. 1 Remove the eyecup.4 feet directly in front of the camera. 2 Attaching the Eyepiece down into Slide the eyepiece cover the eyepiece groove to attach it. From the bottom of the eyecup. Use the self-timer to do steps 1 and 2 on page 49. The camera will autofocus. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light.R Wireless Remote Control With Remote Controller RC-1 or RC-5 (optional).

Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. DC Coupler DR-20 is cannot be used with this camera. When you are finished. 1 Connect the power cord.Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (optional). Connect the cord’s plug to the DC Coupler DR-700. 2 Connect the DC Coupler DR-700. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. the DC cord. 4 Push in the DC cord cover and install Open the cord as shown. Close the cover. 154 . Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. disconnect the plug from the power outlet. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level.

so be sure to set the correct date/time.orientation. 155 . Its service life is about 5 years.Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time. replace the lithium CR2016 battery with a new one. be sure to use a CR2016 lithium battery. the battery 5 Insert the cover. 1 Set the power switch to <2>. The date/time setting will also be reset. 3 Take off the battery holder. 2 Open the cover and remove the battery. 4 Replacesure the battery is in the proper Make + . holder and close For the date/time battery. (+) (–) the battery. If the battery is replaced and the date/ time dialog appears.

the RAW+7L and RAW recording quality modes are not displayed. ±3 levels Manual setting of white balance sRGB / Adobe RGB Standard / Portrait / Landscape / Neutral / Faithful / Monochrome User Def. Shaded menu items are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 4 sec. 1-3 Obtaining data to eliminate dust spots with bundled software 76 75 88 89 86 83 63 78 81 112 <x> Playback menu (Blue) Protect Rotate Print order Transfer order Auto play Review time Histogram Erase-protect image Rotate vertical image Specifies images to be printed (DPOF) Select images to be transferred to a personal computer Auto playback of images Off / 2 sec. / Hold Brightness / RGB 122 119 144 149 107 120 94 125 <m> Shooting 2 menu screen/tabs are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 8 sec. 9 levels each WB-BKT: B/A and M/G bias 1 level. In Basic Zone modes. ±2 stops WB correction: B/A/M/G bias. 156 . ±2 stops 1/3-stop increments.Menu Settings <z> Shooting 1 menu (Red) Quality Red-eye On/Off Beep Shoot w/o card 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / RAW+73 / RAW Off / On On / Off On / Off Reference pages 60 55 94 94 <m> Shooting 2 menu (Red) AEB Flash exp comp WB SHIFT/BKT Custom WB Color space Picture Style Dust Delete Data 1/3-stop increments.

and Japanese. Spanish. Simplified Chinese. Dutch. Russian. Swedish. / 2 min.) NTSC / PAL Customize the camera Clear all camera settings (Resets the camera to the default settings. Danish.) Clear all Custom Functions (Resets all Custom Function settings to the default. Finnish. Traditional Chinese.Fn) 121 101 Clear settings 100 Sensor cleaning : Auto Sensor cleaning : Manual Firmware Ver.) Clean now / Clean when the power switch is turned <1> or <2> (Enable / Disable). 111 114 - 157 . / 4 min. / Off On PD / On D / Off LCD monitor brightness adjustment Enabled / Disabled Setting the Date/Time Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Initialize and erase data in the CF card Reference pages 95 98 95 101 37 96 38 <b> Set-up 2 menu (Yellow) 15 languages (English. German. Clean manually from the lens mount Select to update the firmware Language 37 Video system Custom Functions (C. Italian.Menu Settings <c> Set-up 1 menu (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate LCD brightness LCD auto off Date/Time File numbering Format 30 sec. Norwegian. / 15 min. Korean. / 8 min. / 1min. French.

Function Availability Table o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + JPEG Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style AF Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF point selection Manual AF-assist beam Single Drive Continuous Self-timer k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k o o o o o k k k o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k k k k k k k k k k k k k o ISO speed 1 k 2 k 3 k 4 k 5 k 6 k 7 k d : Not selectable Creative Zone s f a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k 158 Quality .

Function Availability Table Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Partial Center-weighted average Creative Zone 6 o 7 o d s f a 8 1 o 2 o 3 o 4 o 5 o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k q Evaluative metering* w Partial metering e Center-weighted average metering * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. focus. Metering mode Exposure Built-in flash Color space Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k k k k k AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Auto Manual Flash off Red-eye reduction FE lock Flash exposure compensation o o o o k k k k k o k k k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k sRGB Adobe RGB o o o o o o o k k AE Lock (In Creative Zone modes) Metering mode AF point selection Automatic AF point Manual AF point selection selection AE lock is applied at the AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved selected AF point. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 159 .

160 . do one of the following: 1.When Autofocus Fails The camera might not be able to focus the following types of subjects: Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky. Repetitive patterns Example: Skyscraper windows. Overlapping near and far objects Example: Animal in a cage. etc. Subjects in low light. see the Extender’s instruction manual. In such cases.42) 2. Extremely backlit reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body. If an Extender (optional) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. solid-color walls. computer keyboards. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. For details. etc.6 or smaller (larger f/number). (p. AF will not be possible. etc. etc. Focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing.

24) Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed. the LCD monitor will turn off after laying idle for 30 min.24) The rechargeable battery will wear out after repeated use. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the CF card.26) If the power lamp does not light. Use a fully-charged battery. The battery becomes exhausted quickly. the access lamp will light/blink for a few sec. The camera turns off by itself. set [c Auto power off] on the menu to [Off]. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Purchase a new one.Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem. If pressing the shutter button halfway turns on the power.28) The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. 161 . Power Source The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. (p. (p. The battery is not installed in the camera. (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. (p. After the image is recorded to the CF card. recharge the battery. (p. it means the auto power off feature turned off the camera. the camera turns off automatically.26) Make sure the CF card slot cover is closed. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Even if [c Auto power off] has been set to [Off].

If dust is adhering to the LCD monitor. It will return to normal at room temperature.Troubleshooting Guide Shooting No images can be shot or recorded. This is normal. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. The CF card is not properly inserted. see page 38 or 163. a picture cannot be taken. replace with a new CF card or erase unnecessary images. or focus manually.30) To prevent camera shake. (p. If a CF card-related error message is displayed.28. The image is out of focus. 33) The CF card cannot be used. 162 . (p. In low or high temperatures. (p. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism shakes slightly. (p.32. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. 123) If you try to focus in the One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. hold the camera still and press the shutter button gently.33. 58) The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.28) If the CF card is full. wipe with a lens cloth or soft cloth.

Make sure the video cable plug is connected all the way in. (p. turn the power switch off and on. To recover from the error screen.121) Set the video OUT format (NTSC/PAL) to the same video format as the TV. 163 .Troubleshooting Guide Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased. If the same error keeps occurring. After the error is resolved. press the <x> button and check if the picture was captured. Error code If an error code appears right after shooting. the picture might not have been captured. there may be a problem. an error message is displayed. This may resolve the problem. If the image has been erase-protected. or remove and reinstall the battery.157) Use the video cable that came with the camera. (p. Follow the suggested solution to resolve the problem. The correct date and time has not been set.121) Error Codes If a problem occurs with the camera.37) No image appears on the TV screen. remove and reinstall the CF card or Countermeasures format the card. (p. If error 02 (CF card problem) is displayed. it cannot be erased. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center. (p. (p.122) The wrong shooting date and time is displayed.

System Map Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 ST-E2 Rubber Frame Ef 220EX 430EX 580EX Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Bundled Accessories * The Lens Kit includes the EF-S 18-55mm lens. Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C Wide Strap EW-100DBll Semi-hard Case EH18-L Battery Pack NB-2LH Date / time CR2016 lithium battery AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 Battery Grip BG-E3 Battery Charger CB-2LW or CB-2LWE Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 DC Coupler DR-700 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Magazine BGM-E3L for two NB-2LH battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E3A for size-AA batteries 164 .

System Map CF card CF Card reader PCMCIA adapter Personal computer Windows XP (Home Edition / Professional) PC card slot Windows 2000 Professional Windows ME USB port Windows 98 Second Edition (2.1) Mac OS X 10.0/1.10.2 .4 • EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk • Software Instruction Manual (PDF) Interface Cable IFC-400PCU PictBridge-compatible printer Video Cable VC-100 CP Printer Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF-S lenses Remote Controller RC-1 Remote Controller RC-5 Bubble Jet Directcompatible printer EF lenses TV/Video 165 .

3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 10.8mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. ISO speed. 10.0 Hi-Speed): For connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL) • Imaging Element Type: Pixels: Aspect ratio: Color filter system: Low-pass filter: Dust deletion feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: File size: File numbering: Color space: Picture Style: Interface: 166 . Adobe RGB Standard.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) * Exact file sizes depend on the subject.50 megapixels 3:2 RGB primary color filter Located in front of the image sensor.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Lens mount: Digital. Portrait. non-removable (1) Sensor cleaning: Auto (2) Sensor cleaning: Manual (3) Dust Delete Data appended to image data Design rule for Camera File System 2.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. Monochrome. 1. Consecutive numbering.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.10 megapixels Total pixels: Approx. 0. 3. large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective pixels: Approx. manual reset sRGB.3 USB port (USB 2. high-resolution. 9. AF/AE camera with built-in flash Type I or II CF card * Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards 22. Picture Style. 1 . Landscape.1. etc. RAW (12bit) Provided (1) Large/Fine: Approx. auto reset. 2. User Def.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. Neutral.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount High-sensitivity.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx.0 JPEG.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels) (7) RAW: Approx. Faithful. single-lens reflex.2 x 14. 2.

manual Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor AF-assist beam: Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Effective range: Approx.+1. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. at periphery 167 . custom Auto white balance with the image sensor White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible Color temperature information transmission:Provided • Viewfinder Type: Coverage: Magnification: Eyepoint: Built-in dioptric adjustment: Focusing screen: Mirror: Eye-level pentamirror Vertical/Horizontal approx. 20 mm -3. focus confirmation light). 0. AI Focus AF.5ft. 3. flash exposure compensation). cloudy. approx. AE lock. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. exposure information (shutter speed. flash information (flash ready. aperture.0m/13. CF card information Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: TTL secondary image-registration. FE lock. white balance correction. at center. AI Servo AF.1ft. maximum burst.0 diopter Fixed. shade.5m/11. precision matte Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection: Auto. 95% Approx. tungsten. white fluorescent light. exposure level.0 .Specifications • White Balance Type: Auto white balance: Color temperature compensation: Auto. 4. high-speed sync. flash. exposure warning). daylight.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Approx.5 . no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points.

Portrait. auto pop-up flash E-TTL II autoflash 13/43 (ISO 100.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1. bulb. Landscape.400 set automatically Creative Zone modes: Equivalent to ISO 100 . Sports. Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec.1600 (in 1-stop increments) Exposure compensation: Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3. shutterpriority AE.: Recycle time: Flash-ready indicator: Flash coverage: FE lock: Flash exposure compensation: 168 .4 USM lens. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. E-TTL II autoflash ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . (1/3.or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) AEB:±2 stops in 1/3. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 to 30 sec. Night Portrait. Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder 17mm lens angle of view Provided ±2 stops in 1/3. Flash Off.Specifications • Exposure Control Metering modes: 35-zone TTL full aperture metering · Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) · Partial metering (approx. in meters/feet) Approx. 3 sec. Close-up. Program).or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Shutter release: Self-timer: Remote control: Electronically-controlled. aperture-priority AE. Xsync at 1/200 sec. delay Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1 Retractable.and 1/2-stop increments).or 1/2-stop increments • Built-in Flash Type: Flash metering: Guide No. 9% of viewfinder at center) · Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . manual exposure. depth-of-field AE.

and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers JPEG images (DPOF printing possible) Provided Version 1. RGB Single images can be erase-protected or not One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) • Image Playback Display format: Highlight warning: Histogram: Protect: Erase: • Image Protection and Erase • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Easy printing feature: DPOF: PictBridge. 8 * Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card * Varies depending on the subject. by date) In the shooting information mode. and self-timer Continuous shooting speed: Max.10x). 9-image index. 1. 3 shots per sec. 27. Maximum burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. image rotation.000 Approx. 230.Specifications • External Speedlite EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite Zooming to match lens focal length: Provided • Drive System Drive modes: Single. RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size: Pixels: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface languages: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 2. Picture Style. and jump (by 10 or 100 images.5x . ISO speed. RAW: Approx. any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink Brightness. shooting information. magnified view (approx. 10.5 in. autoplay. CP Direct.1 compatible • DPOF: Digital Print Order Format 169 . continuous. 100% 7 levels provided 15 Single image. etc. Approx.

43 g / 1.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack NB-2LH Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Rechargeable lithium ion battery 7. One CR2016 lithium battery Approx.4 V DC 720 mAh 33.2 x 65 mm / 5.5 x 94.5 oz.] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 500 370 50% Flash Use 360 280 • Customization Custom Functions: • Power Source Battery: Battery life: Battery check: Power saving: Date/Time battery: Startup time: * The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used * The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards Auto Provided Power turns off after 30 sec.7 x 2.Specifications • Direct Image Transfer Compatible images: JPEG and RAW images * Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images 11 Custom Functions with 29 settings Battery Pack NB-2LH.0 x 3. 0. 1. • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 126. Approx.0 oz. or 15 min..40°C / 32°F .6 x 1.3 x 0. size-AA batteries can be used [Number of shots · approx.2 mm / 1.2 sec. quantity 1 * AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20 * With Battery Grip BG-E3.3 x 16. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . 510 g / 18. Weight: Approx. 2.6 in. 8. 170 . 4.2 x 45.8 in.

5 mm / 3. 171 .5 x 66 mm / 2. 90 min.6 in.2 x 0. 68 g / 2.240 V AC. 50/60 Hz 8. 100 .2 x 0.Specifications • Battery Charger CB-2LW Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Angle of view: Battery Pack NB-2LH Approx.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .2 x 2. Weight: Approx.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.) Filter size: 58mm Hood: EW-60C Diameter x length: 68.92 ft. (without power cord) • Battery Charger CB-2LWE • EF-S18-55mm f/3.4 V DC 0°C .4 V DC 0°C .9 in.28 m / 0.10x (248 x 161 mm / 9. 90 min.6 x 2.6 ll Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .104°F 85% or less 91 x 56 x 22. Battery Pack NB-2LH Approx. Approx. Approx. 190 g / 6.28x (81 x 54 mm / 3.40°C / 32°F .104°F 85% or less 91 x 56 x 22.240 V AC.7 x 2. 100 .8 x 6. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.1 in.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.4 oz.6 x 2.2 oz.5 mm / 3.3 in. 61 g / 2. 50/60 Hz 8.9 in.7 oz.40°C / 32°F . consult the lens maker.) 55mm: 0. Case: LP814 All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. Maximum magnification and field of view: 18mm: 0.5-5.

) U.S. and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is recyclable.42 x 0.94 in.87 x 0. the equivalent lens focal length (crop factor) will increase by 1.A.2 x 14. 172 . Image size 22.6x.Image Conversion Factor Since the image area is smaller than the 35mm film format. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.8mm (0.58 in.) 35mm image size 36 x 24mm (1.

(516)328-5600 173 . uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. If such changes or modifications should be made. One Canon Plaza. you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. U. — Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. However. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital devices. Tel No.S. Canon U.S. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.A.Digital Camera Model DS126151 Systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference.A. NY 11042. including interference that may cause undesired operation. Lake Success. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. This equipment generates. — Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Inc. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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........ 101 C.......................................................... 13..........................72 Adobe RGB.. 79........ 102 B B/W (printing)..29 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......Fn-6............................................ 135 Continuous shooting ................... 11 ..........................Fn-2.............. 155 Depth-of-field preview .................................Fn-3..........32....103 D Date Date/Time Date/Time................................. 37 Date/time battery replacement............ 38 Problem .. 33 Center-weighted average metering ............ 38 Clear settings .............................................. 4 Custom Functions ........ 59 Single/Continuous shooting Self-timer .............. 134 Creative Zone........ 31 Direct printing Printing Display-off sensor ...................68 CF card ............. 83 sRGB / Adobe RGB Color tone......................... 8........................ 5............71 Noise reduction ............... 91 Dust Delete Data...........68 Auto play (playback) .............................84 AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)..........................83 AE lock...........99 Camera shake .... 102 C........134 Basic Zone.. 105 C....................... 34..................... 73 176 .. 28.................... 10...... 80 Bulb exposures .......95 Auto rotate of vertical images ...... 102 Clock Date/Time Close-up.......120 Auto playback .Index A AC Adapter Kit .................. 101 Drive mode......56 Aperture-priority AE ..............................76 AF Focusing AI Focus AF ........................ 94 Format ................90 Holding the camera .. 38 CF card reminder......................................... 7... 70 Dioptric adjustment ....................................... 100.........................................20 Battery Power Battery check ....................... 59 Contrast...................................................... 106 Clearing all......... 20 M icon ....................... 103 C......................100 Camera shake ................................................................................................. 137 Color space .............98 Autofocus Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).............................. 45 Color balance (printing).........120 Auto power off..................................26 Beeper .........................................64................................. 79............. 135 Cool tone (printing).......154 Access lamp .....32 Reset to default settings.....94 Black-and-white photo ...Fn-1......... 4................................. 17...Fn-9............... 112 C Camera Camera Function Setting Display .................... 100.......................... 49.................... 104 C.........................................

..73 Exposure compensation ................................................................... 42 Folder ..................................................96 Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset File size......... 122 Shooting information ...42 Focus mode switch ................................ 33............................................................ 158 F Face brightener (printing).................................85 Flash exposure compensation.....................................................................105 External Speedlite ............ 120 Auto rotate ................ 112 Image review time .............................................................................................143 Erase (image) ...... 124 Histogram .........104 Flash exposure compensation ....................... 40 Function Availability Table ...................64 FE lock ... 96 Format (CF card initialization) ................ 107 Index display .........................................................................Index E Easy Printing........30......................................................................75 1/2-stop increments ....................... 160 Manual focusing...105 Flash off..........................................................135 Red-eye reduction ............................................................. 153 Focusing AF mode ........................105 Focus lock.....166 Filter effect (Monochrome)............ 58 H Highlight alert ................. 123 Histogram..........................152 Eyepiece cover ............... 125 Image review time.... 56 AF point selection ..............74 1/2-stop increments .............22.......80 Yellow / Orange / Red / Green Flash 2nd-curtain sync ...............163 Evaluative metering ........ 41 Beeper . 125 Brightness / RGB I Image Auto playback ...... 58 Recompose..............106 Effective range..... 50.. 124 View on TV....................123 Error codes .......................... 121 Image conversion factor .....................75 Flash metering mode................ 41.. 58 Difficult-to-focus subjects .....................85 File number ....... 116 Jump display ... ... 117 Magnified view ................... 38 Full Auto ..................................... 111.. 118 Manual rotate ..................... 94 177 ............. 94 Blur...................54 External Speedlite................................... 98 Erase......48 Red-eye corr.................................... (printing).............................135 Faithful ........................... 94 Transfer to personal computer .................. 115 Protect........ 172 Image dust prevention............................................................................................................ 57 AF-assist beam ..........................55 Shutter speed fixed at 1/200 sec.............152 FE lock..... 119 Playback .....

......36 3 icon ............. 81 Pixel count selection ... 63 Language selection.16........ 63 User defined ..107 Image Zone...136 Long exposures Bulb exposures O One-Shot AF ....................20 Index display...117 L Landscape ...........................................................95 Camera setting screen ..... 24 Switch ......... 30 Level adjustment (printing) ................................ 107 Wallpaper.............. 63 Night Portrait ......13............. 103 Nomenclature......................116 ISO speed............................ 60 Playback Image Portrait.................... 156 Lens ..................73 Evaluative / partial / centerweighted average metering MF (Manual focusing) ......................................................................................................................................................101 Brightness adjustment.................................18......58 178 ........................................ 132 Partial metering ......50...... 134 Neutral............. 80..71 Manual focusing............................................... 160 Maximum burst .................................. 154 Possible shots.......... 34 Image playback ... 64............. 16 Number File number J Jump display..........................156 Setting operation ................................. 71........106................. 47 Noise reduction .. 43.....................35.............Index Image transfer...........................................53 Mirror lockup . 78 Selection ........................................... 105 Mode Dial Shooting mode Monochrome photo ............... 26 Household power outlet ............................................... 127 Picture Style Adjustment.................................. 27 Recharge ............58.... 47................................................. 95 Battery check ..4 Metering mode..................... 134 N Natural/M (printing) ..........37 LCD monitor.............................................161 Manual exposure ...........44............ 52 Paper settings (printing) ...... 115 Menu screen.... 162 Auto off ...............................................................................71 Magnified view ............. 73 Personal computer Image transfer..................................................61 Memory card CF card Menu Menu settings . 31 M M (Manual exposure)............. 91.......... 118 Malfunction ......................................................... 109 PictBridge........ 56 P P (Program AE)............... 63 Power Auto power off.......................................... 34..................................

...52 Program shift .....60 Red-eye reduction................................ 46 Shots remaining .. 33 Shutter-priority AE .....................................55 Remote control........ 66 Sports....72 Aperture-priority AE ................108....................................... 119 T Toning effect (Monochrome)....100..........................................................142 Program AE ... 121 Video OUT (NTSC/PAL)....................62 Recharge ..........................20 A-DEP................. 66 S Saturation.................................................. 19 Dioptric adjustment .............................. 31 W Warm tone (printing)......................127 CP/BJ Direct .... 47 Portrait .......................... 43 Program AE ................................... 86 White balance bracketing....144 Print/Share button............80 Servo AF ... 142 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).................................24 Recording quality selection ...... 102 Rotate (image) ......................................133 PictBridge .........................................................................90...... 135 Self-timer. 22 System Map ................................ 66 Sports ................ 121................................................................................................. 71 Night Portrait .......................45 V View on TV ............. 27.............79 Shoot w/o card ............... 40 Landscape ............................................................. 157 Viewfinder.................................42.................................................52 Protect (image erase-protection) .......... 46 Strap .......................94 Shooting information display.................................79............................ 61 Shutter button.................. 90...... 44 Manual exposure ................................................................................... 56 Sharpness.98................................49 Shutter release after 2-sec......................................Index Printing...............134 Trimming......................... 52 Shutter-priority AE.............. 134 WB White balance White balance....68 Close-up ................... 164 R RAW...139 Paper settings..................................................124 Shooting mode. 86 Custom white balance............. 80 Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green Transfer order (image) ... delay ............... 48 Full Auto......... 143 Printing effects ....................................111 Sepia (Monochrome) ...................... 89 White balance correction .............................. 153 179 .........62 RAW+JPEG ..91 Sensor cleaning ..............122 Flash off ........................... 109 Trimming (printing) ................................................132 Print order (DPOF) ........ 153 Reset to default................. 88 Wireless remote control...........................................................................

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